Get the book (paperback and ebook)

2023 update

Wherever you buy the book new, you'll get the very latest 2023 version (even if the online shop hasn't updated the cover or description, it's all print-on-demand so you really do get the latest)

Buy online from Amazon

Buy the paperback and the Kindle version, in most countries.

Want both paperback and Kindle ebook? If you're in the US, when you've bought the paperback, should offer you the Kindle version too for a reduced price.

Note: I use the affiliate scheme for Amazon and for The Book Depository: this means I earn commission if you make purchases on those sites directly after clicking on my book links.

Buy online from The Book Depository for free delivery world-wide

The Book Depository - free delivery world-wide

For the paperback only

If your country doesn't have Amazon, this is a good solution

Buy from a bookshop

A bookshop that doesn't stock the book will order it for you. Whatever the country. It will take longer than buying through Amazon and probably longer than The Book Depository too.

Place a request in your library

Even if you're buying the book, do please place a request. Librarians like to stock relevant books, and your request helps make the book available to others.

Buy the ebook directly from me

Getting the kindle or epub direcly from me means you can easily share with family members, and also come back for updates.

Buying the Kindle version from Amazon will not give you those benefits, but would give you the advantage that the ebook would automatically appear on your Kindle reader. The price should be the same.

Regular updates!

I regularly make improvements to the book and make sure it's up to date. Whatever route you follow to buy the book, as long as it's not second-hand or old stock in a bricks-and-mortar shop, you will get the very latest. You can check the date of your version on the copyright page.

The ebook in other languages

Parents and clinicians have been asking me if my book could possibly be published in other languages. Some publishers have looked at it but decided it did not economic sense to translate such a big book. So I have used some automatic translation software to produce ebooks in a variety of languages. They're very imperfect, but they're not bad either, I think. They're the 2022 version. Find them here:

These will also help you

If it is difficult for you to afford

No problem

Eating disorders affect rich and poor and are not confined to wealthy countries. If even the ebook price is a problem, contact me and I will gladly give you access to an ebook (for free or for whatever you're comfortable with). Same with the audio resources. While I would like some income for the work I've put into this book, I would be gutted if money was an obstacle to me helping you.  If you’re concerned about someone who can’t afford my resources, please direct them to me (rather than sharing copyright materials), as then I’m glad to give access for free.


20 Replies to “Get the book (paperback and ebook)”

  1. Hi Eva,

    I would rally like to talk to you about the use of your videos and book in my webpage. Wondering if you could email me. I’d love to ask you a couple of questions.
    I love your work.

  2. Thank you for this wonderful site, it’s like an oasis in the depressing and frightening desert my family has suddenly been dropped in to. I have ordered your book in paperback, but am disappointed that the kindle version I wanted too, will not be reduced in price, so for now I haven’t been able to order the e-version. I don’t know if you can arrange something with Amazon about this to help future buyers ? Again, thank you for your calm and practical words, they are so reassuring…..I so hope they will help us.

    1. Dear Catherine, it looks like Kindle Match (where the kindle is cheaper when bought with the paperback) only works on in the US. It's all automated by Amazon so my hands are tied. I emailed you and sent you an ebook direct 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for the advice on how to support your child through an eating order. As many other parents have said, it feels as though the advice is very practical, and clearly from someone who has been there.
    I'm currently trying to support my daughter who has had anorexia for 2 years now. She recovered once but relapsed about a year ago and hasn't been able to reach a healthy weight since. I've really found supporting my daughter after her relapse really difficult and the energy I had to start with has very much dwindled. I am currently clutching at straws in terms of how to bring about change and feel that as time passes my daughters cognitions are becoming worse, but now with a great deal of paranoia as well.
    I would love to have access to your book as I feel your advice is the closest I've had to any understanding of our situation, however I am struggling financially after having had to leave work to care for my daughter, and would very much appreciate your help in accessing a copy. I would also be really interested in accessing any other relevant information or updates via email if possible.
    Many thanks in advance.

  4. Thank you for writing in. Your daughter giving up ballet for the sake of her health is indeed admirable and shows she is able to stand back from the illness at times. I am also guessing (because that's how it tends to work) that eating for health is, all the same, very difficult for her and I do hope my book is helping you to support her.

  5. Eva, I just ordered my book I can’t wait to educate myself so that I can better help and support my daughter healing process. She gave up her love which was classical ballet so she can be healthy. I admire her for that. Just from reading online clips of your book I have decided to share with several friends to buy the book and read it. We need to bring awareness to this deadly illness. Thank you for all you do.

  6. I was diagnosed with anorexia at 5 years old. I am 62years old and am still in the battle, on disability. Can't afford to buy books

  7. You book is excellent , is helping us a lot. I don't know how we would cope without reading your book. /thank you for writing it and sharing your experience with us , I feel like I am not alone and someone understands me even though I never met you I feel like I am connected to you and this is really helping me. I strongly recommend the book , and its cheaper on kindle edition .

    Many thanks ,


    1. Fantastic! I felt connected to my imagined readers while I was writing it, so I'm glad that it's all helping you. I wish you lots of successes, and totally approve of you calling yourself a "good enough parent"!

  8. My 14 year old daughter was diagnosed with anorexia 8months ago, apart from a dietician we have had no help at all. Just been told she must eat but not anything to help us on how. Am very interested in you book but unfortunately. As a single non working mum I can't afford to purchase it

  9. Hello Eva
    I came across your web site whilst trying desperately to find something to help me help my 14 year old daughter who has anorexia. We are getting g nowhere with our attempts to try to get her to eat and, despite having g the support of CAMHS, dietician, psychiatrist and our GP her weight is dropping dramatically every week. We are now at the stage where she is faced with hospital admission but even this has no effect on her she tells me often that she wants to die and I am very scared about her actually harming herself. Weekly sessions with the psychologist always end with, you must eat more, which to her is pointless as she doesn't want to put on weight, she likes how she looks. If I could access your book via the internet it would be so helpful to me when I am actually in the situations with her, the tips I have read seem to have been written specifically for me situation, something I know many parents struggling with this illness find. I am sorry to ask you for this and in normal circumstances I would buy your book however I have a very unsupportive spouse whose idea of helping our child is to shout at her and I feel that the privacy of me being able to read on line rather than have a book in my hand for him to criticise would help me.
    Kind regards
    Desperate mum

    1. Dear Desperate mum, I've just emailed you. I do hope that what you find in my book will help get you and your spouse moving forward. Sending hope and courage.

    1. I like the suggestion! I would need the time and confidence to read/record. Or split it out – one kind parent per chapter?!!! What would an audio book do for you compared to the written word?

    2. Please Help 7/10/2017

      Dear Eva,

      My 16 years old son diagnosed with
      Anorexi. We are desperate for help. I don't want to lose my baby. We don't know how can we help him. I would like to understand, what is going on in his head.

      Unfortunately we can't forward to buy
      your book. We are straggling with money.
      I have read a lot of good things about your book. Please could you help us to get a copy of your book.

      Many Thanks

  10. Thank you so much for the most practical advice on helping me work through the nightmare we are trying to muddle and chip away at. My daughter has been unwell for six years. Please tell me where I can buy your book . Thank you for the most practical advice I've every come across.
    Warm regards

    1. Dear Janice
      I'm so glad you are getting something practical to help you make some inroads. My book will be available as a paperback or as an ebook from this site or from Amazon. (Update – it's been published by now)

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