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The Skinny: My messy, hopeful fight for full recovery from anorexia (A decently comical) Memoir by Sheri-Segal Glick

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THE SKINNY 

(A decently comical Memoir)

** By Sheri Segal Glick**

Ottawa, On – For fans of personal essays and memoirs that delve deep into an emotional issue with humour and refreshingly honesty, comes…  

The Skinny: My messy, hopeful fight for full recovery from anorexia (A decently comical) Memoir, written by Sheri-Segal Glick, couldn’t be more timely or relevant.  

 This is not your everyday account or just another recovery memoir. Segal Glick embraces this serious topic with wit, wry humour, and raw honesty, in her powerful, personal, and unique story about surviving serious illness and being in recovery. 

*Hospitalizations for eating disorders amongst young and mid-life women jumped by more than 60% during the Covid-19 Pandemic.  

Sheri, now a mother of three, was in and out of the hospital for anorexia throughout her teen years. And, like many who develop anorexia young, she was still privately battling her eating disorder decades later, unbeknownst to most of the people around her. 

 Even Sheri had no idea just how unwell she still was until a relapse after the birth of her third child. 

At that point, she learned there was a term for the bleak and incredibly common place in-between illness and health that blends so seamlessly into the fabric of our fitness and diet obsessed society — quasi-recovery. 

Once Sheri accepted that she’d never fully recovered from her eating disorder, she began to understand how it had tainted everything: nights out, birthdays, weddings, vacations, hobbies, jobs, pregnancies, childbirth, motherhood. 

She’d never been fully present, and she was constantly at odds with the voice of her eating disorder inside her head. 

If she didn’t want to keep missing out on her life, she needed to recover. But were her childhood doctors right in their prognosis that full recovery was not even a possibility? 

The Skinny challenges our beliefs about diet culture, body image, and eating disorders and takes us along with Sheri in her fight to fully recover from Anorexia. Segal Glick’s personal story, written with her signature wry humor takes us to some dark and deeply personal places while embracing the moments in life where all one can do is laugh — and open a conversation — about a very serious issue, timelier than ever.

This gut-wrenching and hilarious memoir is a must-read for anyone who has been touched by eating disorders or toxic diet culture, which let’s face it, is pretty much everyone. You will be rooting for Segal Glick to find the peace she works so hard for, and surely deserves — Sarah Housser, MA, Registered Psychotherapist 

 

“A great resource for anyone working with people with eating disorders. This cleverly written memoir is a window into one incredible (and hilarious womans’ journey with anorexia. I cried and laughed. I could not put it down! A future mandatory read for healthcare professionals! — Dr. Sara Hostland, MD, CCFP-EM 

 

Pre-Order “The Skinny”  

https://www.amazon.ca/Skinny-messy-hopeful-recovery-anorexia/dp/1738670244 

 

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Some Alarming and Timely Stats: 

 

*Newly diagnosed anorexia cases in Canada rose by about 60% during the first wave of the COVID pandemic, according to a study published in JAMA psychiatry. The cases reported were more severe with greater mean weight loss and more profound bradycardia. Many cases of anorexia are never diagnosed.  

 

*One in seven men and one in five women will experience an eating disorder by age 40 and in 95% of those cases the disorder begins by age 25. 

 

*Globally, 13% of women over 50 experience disordered eating behaviors (International Journal of Eating Disorders, 2012) 

 

*In the US around 9% of people will have an ED in their lifetime. During the pandemic eating disorders became even more prevalent, moving up to the fifth most prominent mental health condition by August 2020.  

 

*Almost half of all Americans know someone with an eating disorder (South Carolina Department of Mental Health) 

 

*Eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses, second only to opioid overdose.  

 

*According to the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA), at least 30 million people of all ages and genders in the United States have an eating disorder, with one person dying from an eating disorder every 52 minutes.  

 

*Dr. Sydney Hatman-Munick, assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School told CNN that, “We are likely to feel the impact of this increase in volumes (of eating disorders) for quite some time.” 

 

 

 

Sheri Segal Glick is available to discuss: 

 

As someone in the unique position of being in recovery, Sheri can speak to a wide audience about anorexia and its long-term impacts as well as the following talking points

 

* Why did she decide to tackle her personal journey with humor

 

 * Growing up in a family that rewarded thinness and what she learned 

 

  1.  What does it mean to be in quasi-recovery? How did she find out about that term?  
  1.  The signs parents can look out for  
  1. How the medical community can better help patients in need.  
  1. When did she realize she was so unwell  
  1. How her eating disorder took over all aspects of her life 

     

  1. How she made steps to full recovery 

     

  1. What’s it like being middle-aged and in recovery. 

     
  1. How she coped in quasi-recovery while being a wife and mother.  ABOUT THE AUTHOR Sheri Segal Glick holds a degree in journalism, a JD and a half-eaten muffin that one of her kids handed her and made her promise not to throw out. Lawyerly stuff she has done includes working at the Department of Justice and the House of Commons. Writerly stuff she has done includes writing for newspapers, magazines, and drafting a great deal of federal legislation (though maybe nothing you’ve read). This is Sheri’s first book. 

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15-year-old ATV driver dies in collision on New Brunswick highway

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A 15-year-old driver of an all-terrain vehicle has died after a collision on a Moncton, N.B., highway.

The RCMP say they responded to a report of a crash between a parked vehicle and an ATV on Highway 2 on Thursday afternoon.

Police say they believe the 15-year-old boy was driving on the shoulder of the highway when he collided with the parked vehicle.

The teenager, who was the sole occupant of the ATV, was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries and died the following day.

Police say the three people in the other vehicle were not injured.

RCMP did not release details of the speed the boy was driving at the time of the crash.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 19, 2024.

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Woman found dead in suitcase in Newfoundland; spouse found dead, suspected in killing

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Police in St. John’s, N.L., say a woman’s body was found in a suitcase in the city’s downtown this week and her spouse — who was found dead a day prior — is suspected of killing her.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary Const. James Cadigan says the 33-year-old Iranian woman’s body was discovered Tuesday night in a suitcase in a vacant lot. He says it had been placed in the area six days before.

Cadigan says her 34-year-old Iranian husband was found dead in his home on Monday.

He says police have not determined whether their deaths involve a murder-suicide, and he says the two “had no involvement” with the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary prior to the discovery of their bodies.

Cadigan says the woman arrived in Newfoundland on May 15 and the man had been living in downtown St. John’s for several years.

Police are not releasing their names to protect their family’s privacy, and are looking for any information from the public about what happened.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 19, 2024.

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Pilot dead after ultralight plane crash northwest of Fredericton

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FREDERICTON – The pilot of an ultralight plane died after the aircraft crashed in a cornfield about 25 kilometres northwest of Fredericton.

Ken Hodgson, fire chief of Keswick Valley Fire Department, says his team received a call at 11:33 a.m. about a crash in Burtts Corner, N.B., along Route 104, which links the province to Nova Scotia.

Hodgson says there were no other casualties.

Ambulance New Brunswick, the coroner’s office and RCMP also responded to the crash.

In a news release, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada says it deployed a team of investigators to an “aircraft accident near Fredericton.”

But the agency did not immediately respond to questions asking for details about the crash.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 19, 2024.

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