Book: Myself, Me And I by Jo Allottcategories: Book, Memoir, Biography, Inspiration, True Story, Mental Health, Self Help, Eating Disorders, Bulimia
Jo Allottabout this book: Hi I'm Jo.
I'm here to tell you a little about my book Myself, Me and I! I guess I should start with why I chose the name? Ok; Myself was my Eating Disorder Annie, Me was Joanne the mask I used to hide Annie behind and I is Jo the person I am now, a strong confident and happy woman.
Having battled with an Bulimia for almost 19 years, I have decided to open up my life in hope that I can inspire others to get well by seeing that you can have a great life, I'm living proof of that! Or shock them out of doing it in the first place. I also hope that I can educate the friends and families of sufferers who often do not know how to help their loved ones and are often pushed away.
Why is my story different to all the others you may have read? I hear you say! I've been brutally honest, sometimes to the point point of extreme. I decided to give you a full brutally honest account (which is like nothing I'd ever read). I don't want people to feel sorry for me as my life is now fantastic and I'm very happy. My Eating Disorder almost killed me, but I won my battle in the end. I didn't just purge by self induced vomiting after meals, I abused laxatives (60 a day at one point), I exercised to the point of obsession, I abused cosmetic surgery and these are just a few things I put myself through in the search of perfection that was not attainable. I don't want to say much more for the sake of spoil alert.
Did you know that over 1.6 million people are currently battling an Eating Disorder in the UK alone, I include myself in this even though I've now been binge free for almost 3 years. I say this because I will always be Bulimic, but each day that I don't binge and purge is a success, but Annie is my dark side, one that I'm in control of each day at a time. If I was able to hide for all those years, how many others are doing the same?
If I never make a make a penny from my writing, but help just one person to help themselves to get well, then hey; that's worth more than any money to me. My writing style is done with humour, to keep the dark subject matter from being depressing.
Welcome to my mad world, are you brave enough to step inside my head?
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