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Welcome to my website, home to my writing, thinking, public speaking, and coaching. Here you will find a link to my memoir, The Body Tourist (Little Feather Books, 2014) which is about the intersection of my incomplete recovery from anorexia with my mental health career. It is a candid, compassionate, and at times darkly funny look at the underbelly of illness and recovery. New York Times bestselling author Jacqueline Mitchard called it “riveting reading,” and said, “Dana Shavin can write with both hands, by turns comic and tragic, and always fiercely honest.” 


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You will also find a link to my WRITING, including some of my favorite Lifestyle columns for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and information about upcoming SPEAKING engagements. 

Check out my BOOK page for information about book groups (hint: I love them and want to visit yours). 

Want to get a flavor of The Body Tourist without the time commitment? Read The Body Tourist in 34 Lines.