My guest this week is Laura Freeman, author of The Reading Cure - an incredibly moving but also totally life-affirming memoir about how reading helped her enjoy food again after suffering anorexia. Last year the book saw her shortlisted for the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Award, and it was named one of books of the year by the Times, the Telegraph and the Spectator – and it has just been released in paperback. As well as being an author, Laura is also a successful journalist and arts critic - and one of my best friends! In this episode, we talk about the dangers of the clean eating movement, the emotional challenge of writing (and talking) about mental health and anorexia, and why on earth she tried to real ALL of Charles Dickens’ work in 2012. She’s amazing. Totally amazing.
Buy The Reading Cure here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-reading-cure/laura-freeman/9781474604659
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Edited by Chelsey Moore