The King's English Bookshop is proud to partner with Westminster University to host Dawn Brockett who will discuss her new book, Unrestricted: How I Stepped Off the Tightrope, Learned to Say No, and Silenced Anorexia. She will be in Salt Lake for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.
A reading and Q&A with the author will take place in Jones Recital Hall from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with a reception and book signing downstairs from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Gillmor Hall. Registration is not required for this free event.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase at the event. You may also pre-order your signed copy of Unrestricted to pick up at the event, by either calling the store at 801-484-9100 or ordering online. If you cannot make this event, signed copies of Unrestricted may be ordered from our website. Please specify in the comments if you would like your copy personalized. Places in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase a copy from The King's English.
About the book:
In Unrestricted, Dawn Brockett challenges the pervasive belief that anorexia is compelled by a desire to control. Having battled and beaten severe restrictive anorexia herself, she proposes that anorexia is triggered by a lack of the space a young woman needs to fully individuate - to become who she chooses to be without being controlled by others.
Given how long treatment paradigms have held firm to this belief about control-and the limited progress we've made in treating anorexia, the deadliest of all mental health disorders-she issues a call to action to change the way anorexia and anorectics are viewed and treated through the lens of her own successful battle against the disorder.
The anorectic is not compelled by a desire to control the world or to be thin. She is compelled to disappear, shrinking to the space that she feels she is allowed to take up in her life, the size of which is dictated by others' demands and expectations.
At once heart-wrenching, heartwarming, and hopeful, this is the story of how one woman stopped disappearing, started listening to her own voice, and finally claimed her rightful place in the world.