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Not all Black girls know how to eat : a story of bulimia / Stephanie Covington Armstrong.

By: Covington Armstrong, StephanieMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Chicago, Ill. : Lawrence Hill Books, ©2009. Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 241 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781569763186; 1569763186Subject(s): Covington Armstrong, Stephanie -- Health | Covington Armstrong, Stephanie -- Mental health | Covington Armstrong, Stephanie -- Childhood and youth | Covington Armstrong, Stephanie | Bulimia -- United States -- Case studies | Bulimia -- Patients -- United States -- Biography | African American women -- Biography | African American women -- Mental health -- Case studies | African American families -- New York (State) -- New York | Bedford-Stuyvesant (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography | New York (N.Y.) -- Biography | SELF-HELP -- Eating Disorders | BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Medical | PSYCHOLOGY -- Psychopathology -- Eating Disorders | African American families | African American women | African American women -- Mental health | Bulimia | Bulimia -- Patients | Health | Mental health | New York (State) -- New York | New York (State) -- New York -- Bedford-Stuyvesant | United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Biographies. | Case studies. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Not all Black girls know how to eat.DDC classification: 616.85/2630092 | B LOC classification: RC552.B84 | C68 2009ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
A hungry childhood -- Returning home -- Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn -- Monster in the family -- Father's Day -- Missing mommy -- A Communist among us -- The trouble with puberty -- Tragedies -- On my own -- Losing it -- Hollywood, California -- What goes down must come up -- Manorexic -- New York -- Location, location, location -- Dating for doughnuts -- Resistance is futile -- Giving up the fight -- The inward journey -- On solid ground.
Summary: Describing the author's struggle as a black woman with an eating disorder that is consistently portrayed as a white woman's problem, this title presents a narrative that traces the background and factors that caused her bulimia. It answers many questions about why black women often do not seek traditional therapy for emotional problems.
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A hungry childhood -- Returning home -- Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn -- Monster in the family -- Father's Day -- Missing mommy -- A Communist among us -- The trouble with puberty -- Tragedies -- On my own -- Losing it -- Hollywood, California -- What goes down must come up -- Manorexic -- New York -- Location, location, location -- Dating for doughnuts -- Resistance is futile -- Giving up the fight -- The inward journey -- On solid ground.

Describing the author's struggle as a black woman with an eating disorder that is consistently portrayed as a white woman's problem, this title presents a narrative that traces the background and factors that caused her bulimia. It answers many questions about why black women often do not seek traditional therapy for emotional problems.

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