The blackly comic true story of how one woman stopped hating her body . . .
Between the ages of 20 and 30, Rachael Oakes-Ash lost 60kg and gained 72kg on a roller-coaster of body image problems and food obsession. She went through anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, gym obsession, strict dieting and binge eating before finally she figured out how to stop torturing herself and hating her body. 'Good Girls Do Swallow' is her black and very funny story of her downfall and her recovery.
Rachael might have taken things further than many of us, but this is a story every woman can relate to. In Australia, 75% of women think they are too fat and 95% of women have dieted (even though dieting is the best way to put on weight). You might not have rescued food from the bin in a moment of binge-madness but if you've ever felt lousy and reached for a chocolate biscuit for comfort, this book is for you.