Record Details

Catalog Search

What's eating us : women, food, and the epidemic of body anxiety  Cover Image Book Book

What's eating us : women, food, and the epidemic of body anxiety / Cole Kazdin.

Kazdin, Cole, (author.).


"Blending personal narrative and investigative reporting, Emmy Award-winning journalist Cole Kazdin reveals that disordered eating is an epidemic crisis killing millions of women. Women of all ages struggle with disordered eating, preoccupation with food, and body anxiety. Journalist Cole Kazdin was one such woman, and she set out to see if the impossibility of her own full recovery from an eating disorder was all in her head. Interviewing women across the country as well as the world's most renowned researchers, she discovered that most people with eating disorders never receive treatment--the fact that she did made her one of the lucky ones. Kazdin takes us to the doorstep of the diet industry and research community, exposing the flawed systems that claim to be helping us, and revealing disordered eating for the crisis that it is: a mental illness with the second highest mortality rate (after opioid-related deaths) that no one wants to talk about. Along the way, she identifies new treatments not yet available to the general public, grass roots movements to correct racial disparities in care, and strategies for navigating true health while still living in a dysfunctional world. What would it feel like to be free? To feel gorgeous in your body, not ruminate about food, feel ease at meals, exercise with no regard for calories-burned? To never making a disparaging comment about your body again, even silently to yourself. Who can help us with this? We can. What's Eating Us is an urgent battle cry coupled with stories and strategies about what works and how to finally heal-for real"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250282842
  • ISBN: 1250282845
  • Physical Description: 248 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Essentials, 2023.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references.
Subject: Eating disorders in women > United States > Popular works.
Body image in women > United States > Popular works.
Women > Mental health > United States > Popular works.
Kazdin, Cole > Mental health.

Available copies

  • 5 of 6 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at De Soto.


  • 0 current holds with 6 total copies.
Show Only Available Copies
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
De Soto Public Library 616.85 Kaz (Text) 33858000016777 New Books Available -

Additional Resources