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Purge : rehab diaries

Author: Nicole Johns
Publisher: Berkeley : Seal Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Purge is a beautifully crafted memoir that has a Girl, Interrupted feel. In this raw and engaging account of her months in rehab, Nicole Johns documents her stay in a residential treatment facility for eating disorders. Her prose is lucid and vivid, as she seamlessly switches verb tenses and moves through time. She unearths several important themes: body image and sexuality, sexual assault and relationships, and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Nicole Johns; Nicole Johns; Nicole Johns
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nicole Johns
ISBN: 9781580052740 1580052746
OCLC Number: 251196210
Description: 274 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Diagnosis --
Selected Journal Entries (2001-2004) --
Euphemisms --
Last Year (of Your Love Affair with EDNOS) --
End Is the Beginning --
Day One --
Admission --
Psychiatric Evaluation --
Day Two --
Weight and Vitals --
Breaking the Fast --
Dr. Lorensky --
Observation --
Middle --
Meal Plans --
Snack Time --
Scenes from the Dining Room of the Eating-Disordered --
Individual Therapy with Therapist Elaine --
Group Therapy with Therapist Elaine --
Vibrator Policy at the EDC --
Confession --
Scars --
Autobiography --
Horseback Riding --
Psychodrama --
Geriatric Skate --
Parents' Visit --
Transformations --
Some of Us Are Just Passing Through --
Birthday --
Desperation --
Repeat Offenders --
Heart Trouble --
Nutrition Group --
Johannsonator Sessions --
Art Therapy --
Thin Clothes Bonfire --
Black Market and Contraband --
Knowing My Weight --
Safety Contract #1 --
Periods --
Fat Is Not a Feeling --
Dairy Queen --
Crack Kills --
Voodoo House Field Trip --
Fight Club --
Team Building --
Playground Love --
Safety Contract #2 --
People Are Hell --
Evoking Emotion in the Unemotional --
Exercise in Combating My Perfectionism and Supposed OCD --
Revelations --
Extended Metaphors --
Prelude to Anger Management --
Anger Management --
Tornado Warnings --
Nursing Students --
Prank Calls --
It's Fun to Weigh at the YMCA --
Thin/Fat Spectrogram --
Body Image and Comparing --
Sex and the City --
Julia Doing My Makeup --
Master Treatment Plan 8/13/04 --
Therapeutic Exercise: Getting Ready to Let Go --
Spontaneous Solo Outings --
Surreal Moment --
Therapeutic Exercise: Three Stages of Recovery --
Skinny-Dipping.
Responsibility: Nicole Johns.

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Nicole Johns offers unvarnished, unromanticized memoir in 'Purge: Rehab Diaries' - by Amy Goetzman, MinnPost.com, July 8th, 2009

 
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