Book Reviews of The Fasting Girl

The Fasting Girl
The Fasting Girl
Author: Michelle Stacey
ISBN-13: 9781585422487
ISBN-10: 1585422487
Publication Date: 9/29/2003
Pages: 352
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Tarcher
Book Type: Paperback
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Interesting look at this long-forgotten invalid of the Victorian Age, "The Brooklyn Enigma." Michelle Stacey not only covers the history of Mollie Fancher's injuries, clairvoyance, and fasting, but also the doctors' and spiritualists' conflicting views of this young lady. This tale includes quite a bit of the origins of various forms of psychotherapy as well as the evolution from spiritual anorexia to our modern day anorexia nervosa. Joan Jacobs Brumberg's "Fasting Girls" was the inspiration for this book.
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Did not like this book at all. Very difficult to read. Way too much unnecessary information.
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A true Victorian medical mystery