The Atlantic City Free Public Library
Author Talk: Out of the Pantry: A Disordered Eating Journey by Ronni Robinson
Thursday, August 5 at 6 pm via Zoom
Author Ronni Robinson will discuss her first book, Out of the Pantry: A Disordered Eating Journey. Registrants will receive a signed copy of the book, while supplies last.
About the book: Pre-teen Ronni is a seemingly normal girl growing up in the suburbs, until the day her mom hides cookies. Soon after, Ronni has an unexplainable compulsion to eat more and more and more junk.
In secret and shame, she overeats and binges through tween years, high school, college, an abusive first marriage, and even a loving second marriage. Over thirty years, she steals food, eats food off of others' plates, and scavenges food out of the trash, until one night, once again stuffed after a binge, on TV, she hears the words “compulsive overeater.”
She searches and she learns she has an eating disorder, a mental illness, a disease.
Armed with this knowledge she attacks her compulsion full throttle. She goes to therapy, Overeaters Anonymous meetings, read books, and namelessly blogs in an attempt to gain power over food.
A brutally honest glimpse into the trials, pervasive thoughts, and heartbreak of a compulsive overeater, discover how Ronni gains the courage and strength to live her life without being a slave to food.
About the author: Ronni is a member of the Sandwich Generation; she's the tired lunch meat layered between two college-age children and aging parents. She is 3-time Ironman finisher, and is a certified spin instructor. Her first book, Out of the Pantry: A Disordered Eating Journey, came out in 2020.
Checkout the author's website: https://www.ronnirobinson.com/
For more information please call (609) 345-2269 x.3050.
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