Nikki Grahame: Dying to be Thin - Autobiography £8.49@ Amazon UK
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Nikki Grahame: Dying to be Thin - Autobiography £[email protected] Amazon UK

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Found 30th Apr 2009
Cheapest price I've seen it. It's not due out until May 7th but Amazon UK seem to have it in stock. RRP is £16.99

I know she annoys the hell out of some people but the book looks interesting-

From the age of eight until she was nineteen, Nikki battled anorexia nervosa - but few cases have been quite as extreme as hers. What she has been through while suffering from this illness might surprise you - it will definitely shock you. At just seven years old, Nikki began feeling that she was overweight. A remark about her being fat from a fellow pupil at a gymnastics class along with insecurity brought about by her parents' separation and he beloved grandfather's death, were the catalysts for Nikki's long-term eating disorder. Aged just eight and weighing just under three stone, she was diagnosed as anorexic. For the next eight years, Nikki was in and out of institutions - seven in total - during which time she attempted suicide twice and had to be sedated up to four times a day so that she could be force-fed. At one point, she was sedated for fourteen days while doctors sewed a tube into her stomach, through which she was fed in order to get her weight out of the critical range. Nikki admits that she knew every anorexic's trick in the book: from breaking into hospital kitchens to water down full-fat milk, altering her diet sheet and switching name tags on food to ensure that she received smaller amounts, to even stuffing a door-stop down her trousers before a weigh-in. The extremes that she went to in order to avoid eating and find ways to exercise excessively shocked doctors who have worked in the field for years. As Nikki says, 'I've always wanted to be the best at everything I do, so I had to be the best anorexic - and I was.' This is the heart-rending and powerful story of a girl who lost her childhood but was brave enough to finally admit that she wanted to live again. With searing honesty, Nikki recounts her long and painful road to recovery, how she has had to come to terms with the long-term ramifications of her illness, how she coped with being in the Big Brother house and how she uses her new-found fame to promote awareness of eating disorders and to help those who are suffering from similar problems.

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i smell freezerville usa

****in parasite!

Who the **** is she and whats more who the **** cares - this is blatent spam - can it be deleted

Stone cold

Original Poster

Oh well.

I just posted because it was cheaper than everywhere else..which I assumed was the point. ..regardless of whether you like the subject matter.

Yes that's precisely the point. If you want to buy this item, this is a good price for it.
I'd vote hot if someone hadn't expired the deal.

I'm sick of Big Brother cash-ins.

Shouldn't this be called 'Dying to be famous'?

wow didn''t realise she could write

Be sure to wait for this in poundland by June.

How much of this do you think she wrote? Anything apart from her name was surely a struggle.

...unless they gave you £100 cash with each book this is fffffffreezing!!!!

...shame on you for posting this, show some self respect for gods sake!
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