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Before she turned twenty, Jessica Gordon was raped by the woman entrusted to protect her and nearly killed by her brother, but those events paled in comparison to the life-and-death struggles she faced for the next twenty-five years. In Dr. Marc A. Zimmer and N.R. Mitgang's powerful biography, "The Mirror Lied," readers of all ages and interests will find this narrative spellbinding. Told in Jessica's voice, and based on extensive interviews with her, the authors reveal one woman's lifetime of pain and struggle. Woven throughout this story is important information about the habits and motivations of those trapped in the world of eating disorders, as well as assessments to help readers determine if they, or someone they love, suffer an eating disorder. Whether readers are physicians, psychotherapists or academics, teenagers or parents, this is a story that must be read.