“Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America” a book review by Geri Spieler

Rebecca Lester’s book “Famished: Eating Disorders and Failed Care in America,” attempts to cover the medical communities’ Herculean efforts to cure a wide range of eating disorders. The book focuses on the complicated relationship between the attempts to treat those who suffer from eating disorders and the apparent failure of the system to heal them. And at its heart, Lester writes, “It is critical to understand that eating disorders are not about food—not really. They are about a deep, abiding, toxic shame and self-negation that is so embedded that it may never fully be eradicated.”

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Loving Life in the Bay Area  by Rick Kaplowitz

Personal Freedom in Love and Marriage. Freedom to love others as one chooses, and to build families in their myriad possible structures.
We support our military personnel. We also examine and, as appropriate, question the political rationales that may be put forward for military action.

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Featured Member Interview – Geri Spieler , Self-Proclaimed “Political Junkie” Reveals Her Writing Secrets

 I’m strictly nonfiction. Fiction is much too difficult for me. I’m sure it has to do with being a newspaper reporter and total political junkie. My book, Taking Aim at the President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford, was written in the creative nonfiction genre. It was very difficult for me to write it the way I wanted–like a novel but, entirely nonfiction. I took writing courses to understand things like “scene.” I hired a number of editors along the way.

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