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Aimee Liu discusses her book, “Gaining.” She begins by talking about her own past as a teenager suffering from anorexia and how she thought that she had recovered. She discusses some personality traits that make people prone to eating disorders: obsessive-compulsive behavior, parental expectations, perfectionism, social pressures, and emotional repression. She describes some stories in the book about people who have recovered. Liu discusses how 25% of all eating disorder cases are in men. She gives advice and tips for people seeking recovery from an eating disorder. She ends the interview by discussing her first book, “Solitaire.”
U-matic tape: Excerpt of show with Martinson interviewing Aimee Liu before the break and Jenny Pascall after the break. Date and times on case spine: 2/16; 4:30pm; 7:00pm; 9:30pm. Date on case front cover: 2/9/07. Date on tape: 2-9-07.