The True Story of One Man's Struggle With Binge Eating Disorder
On Sale: March 1, 2007
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the age of twenty-one, stylish and striking Ron Saxen turned
the street. A promising model with a tony California agency,
and muscular body graced the pages of magazines and even the
cover of a
fitness book. He was headed for a future of bright lights
possibilities--but a dark turn of events would leave Saxen
minimum wage in a coffee shop and dodging his agent less
than a year
eating disorder, a malady that strikes some 2.5 million
percent of whom are men--led Saxen to gain nearly one
destroying his modeling career and threatening his health
This compelling memoir tells Saxen's story as he plunges
eating, dangerous starvation diets, drug use, and a
of odd careers, destructive relationships, and personal
set against a fabulous backdrop that ranges from the streets of
Sacramento to the fundamentalist enclaves of the Great Plains. A
gripping page turner from start to finish, this amazing
will help break stereotypes and shed new light on this
From the Publisher
Raised in a sternly
disciplined, religious household, author Ron Saxen rose to
become a top
fashion model--only to watch his dreams crumble as binge eating
disorder packed hundreds of pounds onto his sleek physique. With
candor, wit, and keen insight, he tells the inspiring story
struggle to overcome his obsession with food and weight and
to forge a stable and positive identity. A real page-turner.
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