Jenni Schaefer is an internationally known author and speaker whose work has helped change the face of recovery from eating disorders. Her appearances on shows like Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight, in publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times, and before live audiences have brought a world of hope to men and women seeking real solutions.
"I want people who struggle with eating disorders to know it is possible to move from being 'in recovery' to being 'fully recovered,'" she says. "I want them to get into life and follow their dreams, not be stuck in or defined by an eating disorder."
With her latest book, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life (McGraw-Hill), Jenni takes readers a giant step further on her journey and theirs, outlining the path from recovery to liberation. Building on the foundation of her breakthrough best-seller, Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too, it is an immensely practical guide, written with Jenni's characteristic warmth and good humor as she shares her experience in light of research and a sound behavioral approach.
Jenni's straightforward, realistic style has made her a role model, source of inspiration and confidant to people across the globe looking to overcome their eating disorders and live complete lives. The National Eating Disorders Association-Long Island recently honored Jenni with the "Inspiration and Advocacy Award" inscribed with the words, "Recovery and pursuing your dreams are possible!!!" As author and therapist Carolyn Costin, LMFT, M.A., M.Ed. says in her introduction to Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, "She makes recovery and full living seem possible for everyone."