Weapon Of Choice

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My Story

Sophia Purcell is a copywriter and former primary school teacher based in Sussex, who has suffered with anorexia for over 13 years. This is her first book.

I wrote this book to offer a glimpse into the life of an anorexia sufferer, and to give hope to anyone out there who may be struggling. No matter how dark things may seem, you are never alone.



Looking To Move On

Have you ever wondered what it’s like living with a brain that’s trying to kill you?

If you’ve struggled with an eating disorder, you’ll know exactly how that feels. This book follows an ordinary girl on one of the most extraordinary and difficult journeys of her life: going into inpatient treatment for anorexia nervosa.

More than just a memoir, The Weapon of Choice is about what it’s like to have an eating disorder, and more importantly, what happens when you try to live without it. The time spent in an eating disorder ward can be dull, painful, surreal, and even sometimes, downright hilarious.

Sophia offers a candid, honest insight into the daily struggles of life in an eating disorder unit, telling the story of how it’s possible to go from rock bottom to a much brighter place.

This book is for anyone interested in eating disorders, whether you’re suffering with one yourself, caring for a loved one, or working with patients in a clinical setting.

Weapon of choice