Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too

Version: Abridged
Author: Jenni Schaefer , Thom Rutledge
Narrator: Jenni Schaefer
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Non-Fiction, Disorders & Diseases, Psychology
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education on Brilliance Audio
Published In: December 2014
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours
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The 10th Anniversary Edition of the book that has given hope and inspiration to thousands who are dealing with eating disorders

"If you or someone you love has an eating disorder, this is the book to read." Dr. Phil

Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. He controlled Jenni s life, distorted her self-image, and tried to physically harm her throughout their long affair. Then, in therapy, Jenni learned to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By thinking of her eating disorder as a unique personality separate from her own, Jenni was able to break up with Ed once and for all.

Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., "Life Without Ed" provides hope to the millions of people plagued by eating disorders. Beginning with Jenni s divorce from Ed, this supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient s insights and experiences with a therapist s prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed.

This 10th anniversary edition features a new afterword as well as sections devoted to family, friends, and supporters; how treatment professionals can use the book with their patients; and men with eating disorders."

Author Details

Author Details

Schaefer, Jenni

Jenni Schaefer appears regularly on television and national radio to raise awareness about eating disorders and recovery. She writes for self-help/recovery publications nationwide and has been featured in "Cosmopolitan, " "Cosmogirl, " "Publishers Weekly, " and "Woman's World." A talented singer and songwriter living in Nashville, Jenni devotes much of her time to speaking around the country about eating disorder awareness. For more information, visit

Thom Rutledge is a psychotherapist and the author of "Embracing Fear: How to Turn What Scares Us into Our Greatest Gift."