Double Book Launch Party: Jen Petro-Roy's "Good Enough" & "You Are Enough"
Both deal with eating disorders, which is something Jen has experienced and dealt with in her life. In "Good Enough", 12-year-old Riley was many things before she had an eating disorder: an aspiring artist, a runner, a sister, and a friend. Especially since under the influence of her eating disorder, Riley alienated her friends, abandoned her art, turned running into something harmful, and destroyed her family's trust. If Riley wants her life back, she has to recover. But when her roommate starts to break the rules, triggering Riley's old behaviors and blackmailing her into silence, Riley realizes that recovery will be even harder than she thought. Meanwhile, "You Are Enough" is a book that's written to be inclusive of people with disordered eating of all genders, races and ethnicities, sexual orientations, ability, sizes, etc. The author is taking special care to be inclusive of trans and non-binary readers, fat readers, chronically ill readers, disabled readers, cis men, and readers without insurance--all groups who are often excluded from the eating disorder recovery conversation. Jen has drawn on her own experiences with anorexia, OCD, and over-exercising, as well as her experiences in inpatient and residential treatment. But she has also spoken to healthcare professionals, as well as other people who have suffered from eating disorders to craft what is the first book about these disorders geared toward younger readers. These will be Jen's second and third books, respectively. You may remember Jen's first book, "P.S. I Miss You", which we featured at an event in September! Join us for this wonderful double book launch party!