|08-21-2009, 05:01 AM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Frank Bruni's Born Round and bulimia
Frank Bruni's book Born Round has just been released. In his book, he reveals that at times in his life he has purged by vomiting and using laxatives. He comes short of saying he had or has bulimia.
I hope that he will accept that point and make the effort to be something of a spokesman about the dangers of bulimia for men. It is a dangerous disease. I know, my husband died of it. Seven months before he died several of his friends asked me to arrange an intervention because of his drinking. I did. But the problem was that there was not one recovery center in the nation that would take a man who was double addicted - not one. PLUS, his bulimia was a secret and it was not one that I had the freedom to divulge. He actually never forgave ME for the intervention - which as you might have imagined was unsuccessful. He would have been more unforgiving if I had raised the issue of bulimia - a dirty secret.
Someone like Bruni could truly help bring healing air to the shame of this devastating disease. His revelation could have saved my husband's life. Maybe it could save others.
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