The thought of sharing my story with the world was pretty frightening. Yet the thought of not making an impact on the world with something I’ve learned, of not influencing at least one person, was even more terrifying.
I hope mental health professionals, sufferers of my conditions, and avid readers alike will take something from this book.
I feel that my story will appeal to anyone who, eating disordered, mentally ill or not, has felt their trust has been abused, suffered from feelings of isolation, a troubled history, and just maybe has never been able to quite get free. I wanted to be a beacon of hope for those who still struggle, and for their families or friends. It does get better. There is a light at the end of this tunnel of madness after all.
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The Death of Me
by Shawnna Burt
"The Death of Me" is a memoir on a young woman's victory over her eating disorder and the courage it took for her to break free.
It is a jarring juxtaposition of shadow and light, crashing dramas that once burned so bright and to the core. They now offer a life of light, particularly to those who suffer from mental illness, who are haunted still. That is the essence of "The Death of Me."
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