Ten-Mile Morning is a true story about a man's battle to overcome his five-year struggle with anorexia nervosa. Written from a painfully honest perspective, Adam Lamparello discusses his past addictions, depression, anxiety, and the emptiness that arose from his lack of self-esteem. This moving memoir details the author's struggle to gain a sense of control and empowerment through dramatic weight loss, starvation, compulsive exercise, and purging. Ultimately, however, this is a story of hope and recovery. Ten-Mile Morning was written to inspire you and affirm that life after eating disorders is one of self-acceptance, self-respect, and most of all, one where you can achieve your dreams.
Adam Lamparello earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California and thereafter obtained a law degree from the Ohio State University College of Law. After receiving a Master of Laws degree from New York University School of Law, he practiced law for five years before he decided to enter academia and become a law professor. Lamparello maintains a website, www.tenmilemorning.com, which provides information and resources about eating disorders. The website strives to assist individuals in the recovery process and contains a daily blog with stories of recovery.
Preface Introduction Chapter 1: The Early Years: A Bridge over Troubled Water Chapter 2: It Takes a Village Chapter 3: High School and My First Relationship - Welcome to My World Chapter 4: The College Years: Suspicious Minds Chapter 5: The Law School Years: Trapped in a World that's Troubled with Pain Chapter 6: The Law Firm Years: You Can't Shut Out the Truth Chapter 7: The Second Affair with a Married Woman: Reason Can't Stand in for Feeling Chapter 8: The End of the Affair: The Shame and Hurt Chapter 9: The Beginning of Anorexia: I Will Ease Your Mind Chapter 10: Anorexia and the New Doctor: The Joy is Over Chapter 11: Exercise: I Can't Help but Love You Chapter 12: The Commitment to Anorexia: The Child Needs a Helping Hand Chapter 13: Thinner and Thinner Chapter 14: The Struggle for Control: Something Beautiful is Dying Chapter 15: Official Anorexia: Adversity is Hard upon a Man Chapter 16: 123 Pounds: Too Late to Realize My Mistake Chapter 17: The Beginning of the Recovery: Going our Separate Ways Chapter 18: Fighting the Battle: We Can't Go On Together Chapter 19: Life Lessons: Having the Strength to Dream Epilogue