Imported from USA
Bright, popular and a star on the rugby pitch, 15 year old Ben had everything he could want. But then food-loving Ben
began to systematically starve himself. At the same time his urge to exercise became extreme. In a matter of months Ben
lost one quarter of his bodyweight as he plunged into anorexia nervosa, an illness that threatened to destroy him.
Please eat... A mother's struggle to free her teenage son from anorexia is his mother's heart-breaking yet inspirational
account of how she watched helplessly as her son transformed into someone she didn't recognise, physically and mentally.
It also describes how, with the help of his parents and therapist, and through his own determination, Ben slowly began
to recover and re-build his life.