This week’s podcast episode is an important one

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Today on Everything is Fine we’ve got This American Life producer Susan Burton, author of the riveting memoir, Empty, about the eating disorders she suffered from as an adolescent and adult. It’s a smart, well-written and very brave book, and Susan was equally brave in sharing her story with us. So please do listen in, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    K
    12 Aug 2020
    8:45am

    Thank you for approaching this topic with your podcast. I very much appreciated this author’s bravery and honesty. So much of her story resonated for me. I hope we can find ways to help our younger sisters & daughters avoid similar experiences.

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      Liz
      12 Aug 2020
      8:48am

      Eating disorders affect boys and men too.

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    Mimi A
    12 Aug 2020
    9:59am

    Susan was an excellent guest and the topic is important, but one of the things I found most interesting was what Tally shared about her mildly disordered relationship to food. That highlighted the way eating disorders, especially for women, range from Susan’s anorexia and BED to less severe manifestations.

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    ramonaquimby
    11 Aug 2020
    7:11pm

    Love love this book. While it’s super important for bringing binge disorder to the conversation, I am kind of bummed it’s been marketed as an eating disorder book bc it’s also about growing up and identity! It’s beautifully written and true.

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    Rosemarie
    14 Aug 2020
    10:01pm

    Enjoyed the interview and thank you. Susan’s description of the behaviors of her disorder as being a routine or a system I found intriguing. I believe that the process of considering and trying on clothes —in our heads, then before mirrors in dressing rooms and later our bedrooms—reinforces the loop of this system. While I love them, the clothes we covet—both the items themselves and all the thoughts wrapped in that desire—support the walls of shame and secrecy so many women build around food.

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