Amazon debut author, Mariah Shannon introduces us to her first book, “Stop That Foolishness & Eat: Tale of a Black Anorexic”:
For decades, the African American community has viewed eating disorders as a problem that we just don't have. But I am here to tell you that it's just not so. Starving in both body and spirit, my issues gobbled me up, one pound at a time. I share my journey from the internal depths of hell in my mind to health and sanity.
Let's not pretend that our communities are immune to mental health problems. I hope to help you, the reader, or someone you know to conquer this soul-sucking disease and rise like a phoenix from the ashes of self-loathing.
This story has been ignored for much too long. Mental illness doesn't care about skin color. Anorexia and bulimia are not lifestyles they are mental illnesses.
Thank you, Mariah, for explaining this clearly and unequivocally.
I shed several tears while reading about the abuse endured by the author as a child.
Almost everyone knows someone who might be suffering silently but visibly from a disorder of one kind or another. Don't ignore or enable this person. They need help.
I give 4.8 stars to Stop That Foolishness & Eat.
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