Praise and Endorsements for Skinny Boy


Skinny Boy is a compelling and honest first-person account of a vexing human challenge––repairing one's relationship to oneself”

-- Psychology Today


“Gary Grahl is a hero and an exceptional writer. Through Skinny Boy, Gary makes a spectacular contribution to the eating disorders field.”


--Vivian Hanson Meehan, President and Founder
--ANAD - National Assocation for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders


Skinny Boy effectively chronicles the inner dialogue between the anorexic voice urging him to resist treatment and keep getting thinner and his rational mind that reacts with colorful sarcasm but usually succumbs to thoughts of worthlessness. As Grahl proves eating disorders are not exclusive to either gender.


--Leigh Cohn, M.A.T., Editor-in-Chief
--Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention


 “More books like this about the male experience with Anorexia Nervosa need to be written. This book gives insight into that experience. My thanks to Gary Grahl.”


--Mae S. Sokol, M.D.
--Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Pediatrics, Creighton University School of Medicine


 “The running internal dialogue between the author and his eating disorder provides a window into the cognitive and emotional world of individuals suffering from this devastating illness. His style of writing alone makes this book a must read for any professional working with these individuals.”


Michelle Klinedinst, Executive Director
Rosewood Eating Disorders Center, Wickenburg, Arizona


Gary Grahl's powerful story of  transformation demonstrates how it is possible for a person to  gradually surrender eating disorder thinking and behavior in favor of a  life worth living.

--Tom Shiltz, MS, CADIII, Rogers Memorial Hospital, Eating Disorders Program