Litsten to Harriet talk about fat bullying on the Joy Cardin show on Wisconsin Public Radio

Brave Girl Eating: A Family's Struggle with Anorexia is now available in paperback at your favorite bookstore!

Listen to a segment on the book on the Diane Rehm Show.

See the Events page for a list of upcoming author appearances.


This is the story of how my older daughter, Kitty, became anorexic and nearly died, and how my husband, my younger daughter, and I helped her recover. This is not a story about family dysfunction, sexual abuse, or a poor little rich girl dying for attention. It’s not a cautionary tale about skinny fashion models and the media. It’s a story about an ordinary teenage girl who fell down the rabbit hole of anorexia—by accident, as it always happens—and about her slow, painful, infinitely courageous climb back up to health and hope, moment by moment, ounce by ounce, one spoonful at a time.