The Time in Between (Paperback)
A Memoir of Hunger and Hope
Icon Books, 9781848318304, 304pp.
Publication Date: May 10, 2016
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When Nancy Tucker was eight years old, her class had to write about what they wanted in life. She thought, and thought, and then, though she didn't know why, she wrote: "I want to be thin."
Over the next twelve years, she developed anorexia nervosa, was hospitalized, and finally swung the other way towards bulimia nervosa. She left school, rejoined school; went in and out of therapy; ebbed in and out of life. From the bleak reality of a body breaking down to the electric mental highs of starvation, hers has been a life held in thrall by food.
Told with remarkable insight, dark humor, and acute intelligence, The Time In Between
is a profound, important window into the workings of an unquiet mind--a Wasted for the twenty-first century.
About the Author
Nancy Tucker is a 20-year-old author and nanny. She suffered from both anorexia and bulimia nervosa throughout her teens, but is now on the road to recovery and has just started at Oxford studying Experimental Psychology in 2015. She lives in Oxford.