Hang in There... Wherever "There" Is by Nicole Roberge Summary
DescriptionThis compelling and poignant memoir tells about the journey through the disease of Anorexia, the recovery process, and all that comes with it-the hurt, hope and humor. After almost dying from the disease, and being neglected by the doctors, the author sought recovery and spent seven weeks at an inpatient facility. In her powerful story, she digs into the depths of Anorexia and describes how her simple diet and exercise program turned into a horrific eating disorder-one that controlled her life and forced her to go to the gym every day for four hours and reduce her diet to only fruit. After almost suffering from a heart attack and amazed that she was still alive, she knew she had to save herself and get treatment. Today, she is a survivor. By telling her story of the disease and recovery process, she not only educates the reader about eating disorders, but also shares with them a secret world unknown to many, and most importantly, that there is hope and recovery is possible. About the AuthorNicole Roberge was born in 1982 and lives in Connecticut. As a writer, she has been published in The Los Angeles Times, Rolling Stone, ELLEgirl, The Hartford Courant, Diverse Education, Her Sports, Gotham Baseball, Hear/Say, Songwriter Universe, SHE Caribbean, and writes a weekly humor-dating column for Online Dating Magazine. In addition, she was a book contributor to the Los Angeles dining guide, "Hungry?" She also founded and serves as editor to the online music magazine, "Tuned In Music." Roberge founded the non-profit "Beautiful Lives," for Eating Disorder Education and Prevention programs in Connecticut. She speaks at schools, health fairs, and forums on eating disorders. She continues to do other advocacy work in both Connecticut and Washington, D.C. Roberge holds a B.A. in English and a Certificate in Communication from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, as well as a Certificate in Screenwriting from UCLA.