Thin is pretty and looks are everything. Throw in feelings of worthlessness or an overactive conscience, and you have an obsession with perfection that ends in defeat, failure, and shame. This book offers a way out of the black hole of food fixations: anorexia, bulimia, and exermania. The author reviews the standard therapies and includes appendices on books and treatment resources. But it is the detailed, heart-rending stories and triumph--including Schwirzer's own--that lift the heart. Ultimately, the secret of victory is to take sufferers out of their isolation, turning the eyes away from self and fixing them on God.