Apr 29 • 1HR 42M

What Is Anorexia Really About?

Hadley Freeman on her new book and the competition to be the “illest.”

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Meghan Daum
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We sometimes think of anorexia as an “old school” disease, now eclipsed by disorders such as cutting and similar forms of self-harm. But as journalist Hadley Freeman reports in her new book, the illness has been around for centuries and is still very much with us. In Good Girls: A Story and Study of Anorexia, Hadley te…

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