Today is the day, friends!
Real Recovery: What Eating Disorder Recovery Actually Looks Like is being released today! You can buy it here on Amazon with just a few quick clicks!
This is What It’s all About
I realize you may be oh-so-tired of hearing about Real Recovery and why you need it in your life. But I never ever want Tizzie’s Tidbits of Truth to become an eternal sales pitch. That’s not what this blog is about.
If you’ve been reading my blog for very long, you know what TTT is all about: revealing the place where God’s Word meets my mess. When you read my posts, I want you to be encouraged and challenged—to not make the same mistakes I’ve made but to be honest when you do.
And my goal for Real Recovery is very similar.
Why I Wrote this Book
I wrote this book because I wanted young women to have what I didn’t have while I was in the depths of recovery: a realistic-yet-hopeful, serious-yet-amusing, and empathetic-yet-blunt book that told me I was going to be okay even if “okay” didn’t mean “instantly healed.”
But that book didn’t seem to exist anywhere. When I searched for books about eating disorders and recovery, I found essentially one type of book: dark, depressing memoirs written by women who had been deathly anorexic. Thankfully, my eating disorder wasn’t that severe. But I didn’t really want to read about women whose eating disorders had been that severe.
Oh, how I wanted to broaden the selection of Christian books about eating disorders—not only for the sake of those who were struggling with an eating disorder but also for the sake of those who knew someone struggling with an eating disorder. Although my counselors did help me recover from anorexia—which I’m certainly grateful for—I still wanted to talk with someone who understood exactly where I was at.
Why You Should Read this Book
Several years ago, I briefly considered becoming a counselor. After I took an introductory college psychology course and didn’t enjoy it, I realized becoming a counselor probably wasn’t my calling. However, I realized that even though psychology classes weren’t my thing, I still liked counseling people through writing.
No, I don’t have a doctorate degree or a master’s degree or even a bachelor’s degree in psychology. But I do want my book to be like a series of counseling sessions—just you and me talking about the highs and lows of eating disorder recovery as we journey together. Because I know where you’ve been and where you want to be.
If you don’t have an eating disorder, I still think you should read Real Recovery—mainly because eating disorders are way more relevant than we perhaps like to admit. If you want to get inside the head of your daughter, mother, wife, sister, girlfriend, friend, student, or patient, reading Real Recovery is a great first step. I promise it’s a much lighter book than many of the current titles in the Christian book market.
So, on this very special day that “happens” to be during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, here’s what I want you to know about my newly-released book:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. For just as the sufferings of Christ are ours in abundance, so also our comfort is abundant through Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:3-5 NASB)
I didn’t struggle with anorexia and recovery in vain, and neither do you. Because I personally understand the challenges of eating disorder recovery, I can relate to others who struggle too. You know where to go if you want to find out more!