Rachael Oakes-Ash

Good Girls Do Swallow
  • Good Girls Do Swallow

  • Between the ages of 17 and 31, Rachael Oakes-Ash lost 63kg and gained 76kg on a roller-coaster of body image problems and food obsession. She went through anorexia, bulimia, bulimarexia, gym mania, strict dieting and binge eating before she finally she figured out how to stop torturing herself and hating her body. Good Girls Do Swallow is the very black and very funny story of her downfall and her recovery.

    Rachael might have taken things further than many of us, but this is a story every woman can relate to. You might not have rescued food from the rubbish bin in a moment of binge-madness but if you've ever felt lousy and reached for a chocolate biscuit for comfort, this book is for you.

    'What the diet promised, I got,' writes Rachael. `I got the body that can wear the clothes. I got the job I love, I got the man I want. But I only got it for keeps when I stopped dieting.' From the Carol Brady Syndrome and Thindarella to Mutiny in Aisle Six, Good Girls Do Swallow tells how she did it.

Rachel Oakes-Ash is well-known radio and television personality in her native Australia. After her 'thirty is the new twenty' crisis, she began freelancing as a writer and has been published in Marie Claire, New Woman, Women's Health and the Sunday Telegraph. Rachel was awarded the Australia Council ASA Mentorship for 1999 for Good Girls Do Swallow.

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