Today is a Big Day for Me!

I am so incredibly excited to announce that—holy cow, somebody pinch me—my book hits shelves TODAY!

I feel a little dizzy.

Food: The Good Girl’s Drug is the culmination of what’s truly been a major life goal for me: To use my story of getting sane about food and recovering from binge eating to help as many other girls and women out there as possible. Starting was an important step, but I can’t explain everything I’ve learned—or help as many people as I’d like to—in a blog post.

This is literally the first book aimed specifically at young women who emotionally overeat or binge—and I can’t believe it took until 2011 for it to exist! As regular readers know, I believe there are lots of very good and helpful books out there on healing your relationship with food. And, while I found some of them helpful when I was first figuring out something was weird about my eating, I couldn’t always relate to the women and men in the books. They were all older, grown, married with kids. I wished back then that there had been something that spoke to exactly what I was going through at the time: Boyfriends, roommates, breakups, college, first jobs. And now I’m so happy to say that there is!

I want to say thank you to the entire community for helping to make this book happen. I interviewed 25 young women between the ages of 15 and 30 for the book, and every single one of you brave girls who shared your story I found right here through this site. I asked for volunteers, and you guys (including Trish, Erica, and Morgan) raised your hands. You’re brave, you’re brilliant, and you’re helping other people get sane about food right now!

So! What’s next? How about a Book Club series on Food: The Good Girl’s Drug? I’ll be posting more info on that in the next few days…and specifics on how some of you can get a free copy! xo…Sunny


13 Responses to Today is a Big Day for Me!

  1. Becca says:

    This is an AMAZING achievement, Sunny! And I just want to tell you that as a young person who struggles with EDNOS (particularly bingeing), your voice has been incredibly powerful. I too have read almost every book out there about EDs, and despite how much they have helped, none have seemed to speak directly to ME. Until now. I can’t wait to read your book, Sunny. Congratulations!!

    • Sunny says:

      Becca, thank you so much for your kind words. :) I am so happy you feel like my book will be a help. xo…Sunny

  2. Astrid says:

    Hooray!! Sunny, that is huge news. I can’t even imagine how you are feeling. I need to pick up this book and enjoy it. I love this blog and how inspiring you are to so many people. Congrats!!

  3. Ashley says:

    That is so exciting! Congrats!

  4. She Recovers says:

    I just got your book in the mail today, I can’t wait to read it! Congratulations!

  5. So excited! I’m going to order this book from amazon tonight.

  6. Hi Sunny,

    I love your blog, and can’t wait to read the book. I will be ordering it very soon. Well done on a fabulous achievement: one that I aspire to realise myself one day.

  7. Ashanti says:

    I got the book yesterday and I haven’t been able to put it down! Finally there is something out there for young women and binge/emotional overeat and I don’t feel like a freak or outcast because of it. What you’re doing has definitely inspired me so much to keep on going and that I can get better.

    Thank you for and Food: The Good Girl’s Drug because without it I would feel totally lost.

  8. Katie says:

    Congratulations, Sunny! I’ve been following your blog for awhile and was really excited to discover you were writing this book. I downloaded it to my Kindle this morning, and - bad news - I may have to send you an invoice for a new one…I think I’ve broken my highlighting tool because I can’t stop marking every page with the things I relate to! :) Seriously. You’re telling my story.

    I’ve been going to OA for three years and am still struggling with binge eating, but this website and your book both give me a lot of hope. Thank you for speaking up and helping many women to understand that we’re not alone.

  9. Jen says:

    I am so happy to have found you through Weightless. I will be following you and will definitely get the book. I am looking forward to reading more.

    • Sunny says:

      Hi Jen, welcome welcome! And congrats on entering treatment. Looking forward to hearing how it goes for you! xo…Sunny

  10. Jen says:

    I have also just entered BED treatment.

  11. Congrats on the book, SSG! Your work means so much to me :)

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Sunny Sea Gold

About the Author

Sunny Sea Gold is a media-savvy advocate and commentator specializing in binge eating disorder, cultural obsessions around food and weight, and raising children who have a healthy body image.