TuTu Publications; 177 pages; $14.95
Author Dawn Smith-Theodore, a certified eating disorder specialist, handles the topic of dancers and eating disorders with sensitivity. She’s a former dancer who struggled with her own eating disorder as a teenager, and she offers special insight into why dancers develop anorexia nervosa, bulimia or binge-eating disorder—the quest for perfectionism ranks high. You’ll appreciate the practical information she gives on recognizing the warning signs and getting help. Nutrition plans and dancer case studies round out her careful navigation of this delicate topic.