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In researching the myriad issues and experiences portrayed in Good Luck with That, I wanted to explore more than my own issues with body image and health. Thank you, first and foremost, the dozens of honest, brave, funny, intelligent people who shared their personal stories online, anonymously and through face-to-face conversations with me.


In addition, I was greatly aided by:


  • The Mayo Clinic

  • National Institute of Health

  • Centers for Disease Control

  • The American College of Gastroenterology

  • The Experience Project


  • The Emily Program

  • Overeaters Anonymous

  • CNN

  • The Wall Street Journal

  • The New York Times

  • The Washington Post

  • National Public Radio


Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D., author of “Why You Can’t Lose Weight on a Diet” (the New York Times); and Why Diets Make Us Fat

Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon, Ph.D.

Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls: A Handbook for Unapologetic Living by Jes Baker

Body Respect: What Conventional Health Books Get Wrong, Leave Out, and Just Plain Fail to Understand about Weight by Linda Bacon, Ph.D. and Lucy Aphramor, Ph.D., R.D

Rethinking Thin by Gina Kolata

Alexandra Lescaze, producer and director of the documentary All of Me: a Story of Love, Loss and Last Resorts

Fatcast, hosted by Lesley Kinzel and Marianne Kirby

Shrill by Lindy West

Jeffrey Pinco, M.D.

Samantha Heller, MS, RD, CDN

Stacia Bjarnason, Ph.D.

Margaret O’Hagan-Lynch, LPC

Samantha Heller, MS, RD, CDN

Nadeem Hussain, MD

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