Meet Jennifer, just your run-of-the-mill, over-achieving, straight-A student, finding her way through adolescence and early adulthood. With a ballerina-thin frame, high marks, and a natural aptitude for sports and the arts, Jennifer is the envy of most of her peers.
Even her overly demanding parents praise her accomplishments. She would seem to have it all but-for Jennifer-being good at everything just isn't good enough. Jennifer needs to be the best.
Never Drink Calories takes you on a fascinating journey into the life of a girl who struggles with the need for perfection, and for her, the art of starvation becomes that very niche. Jennifer takes the reader deep into her private thoughts and distorted aspirations. She shares first-hand accounts of her voyage through outlandish eating restrictions, binging episodes, her flirtation with cutting and multiple failed suicide attempts. Luckily, through several hospitalizations and years of therapy, she receives the care needed to help uncover the truth behind her quest for perfection. She discovers that her need to control her weight is just an indirect method of controlling the difficulties that life has to offer, and what she uncovers ultimately has a profound affect on her future.
Jennifer's story sheds new light on teenage struggles of eating disorders and self-esteem. Her riveting account is raw and honest, providing hope to those who suffer. Jennifer is proof that recovery is possible.
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