This is the story of a girl who was hurt, humiliated, ridiculed and rejected - and she escaped. She became someone else, someone who found solace in the world of an addiction known as anorexia-bulimia. The Addict chronicles that girl's war with herself, a war she kept losing until she learnt to surrender. But it is not only an account of a life defined by addiction. Diya Sethi disassembles other definitions that imprison human beings and exposes the self-imposed boundaries smothering their lives. Hers is a narrative of immense courage - it inspires hope but does not boast of heroism. There is nothing heroic in recovering from self-inflicted ruin, and the author makes no claim to victimization or valour . . . she is one of us. She could be you. Honest and gut-wrenching, yet ultimately heart-warming, this tale of fortitude and perseverance cannot but move and inspire you.
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