Présentation de l'éditeur
Based on her real-life journal, complete with all her denials, justifications, successes, failures and hair-brained quick-fix schemes, Enlightenment: Diary of an Eating Disorder (and How God Finally Got Rid of It) is a candid look at a serious eating disorder, right as it unfolds.
In it Player asks whether God can help her lose weight —and give her a taste of spiritual enlightenment, too.
Though over the course of five deliciously self-absorbed months Player doesn ’t get the answer she first sought, she will always be glad she asked the question. By the end of her journey, her eating disorder is a thing of the past, and she’s learned that sometimes it’s the question you should have asked, rather than the one you did, that really gets the attention of th e Divine.
From the book:
“Today, I made a decision: I decided to get happy. And not only that; I decided how to do it, too. I ’m going to increase my spiritual awareness. I’m going to commune more with the Divine.
“I am going to get enlightened.
“At least as much as I possibly can.
“I am also going to lose some weight.
“My weight-related goals are twofold: First, I’d like to feel better about the way my body looks. Second, I’d like to lose ten pounds. And if I accomplish either of these things over the course of my keeping this journal, it will be good enough for me.
“But I really would prefer to lose the weight.”