November 1, 2014: My memoir, The Body Tourist, was published by Little Feather Books.
THANK YOU Jacquelyn Mitchard, for the awesome review!
“The Body Tourist is riveting reading, the biography of an illness as stubborn as the woman determined to kill it. Dana Lise Shavin can write with both hands, by turns comic and tragic, and always fiercely honest. If you think that anorexia is a ‘done’ topic, think again.”
—Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
“What makes the book so compelling is Shavin’s elegant prose and her intensely personal writing style. The book is distinctive because it pulls off a rare triple play, blending Shavin’s points of view as a writer, professional therapist, and patient.”
“Brave, edgy, funny, insightful, heartfelt, searching — these are some of the adjectives that Dana Lise Shavin’s coming-of-age memoir THE BODY TOURIST inspires. Shavin spins off wacky, inventive images…Her incisive writing gives impact to the serious moments.”
…Chattanooga Jewish Cultural Center for hosting An Evening with Dana Shavin Nov. 13, 2014.
…KMSU Weekly Reader, in Mankato, MN, for interviewing me October 30, 2014 on your radio program hosted by the English department at Minnesota State U.
…Dennis Price of Fairfax, Virginia Radio Hotline, for the fabulous hour-long live interview Nov. 25. Listen here.
**Chapter 2 of The Body Tourist (“Tell Me About Yourself”) was published in Lime Hawk Literary Journal‘s online edition (below) and will be a featured essay in the 2015 print edition. Read it here: http://www.limehawk.org/tell-me-about-yourself.
**Chapter 4 of The Body Tourist (“A Cure for Death”) appeared in the online journal If and Only If in early November, 2014.
OH AND ALSO **My guest blog for Dr. Nina Savelle Rocklin, “$%^& My Anorexia Says,” went live Jan, 2, 2015.
**My guest blog fro Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld, The Best Worst Question, went live March 11, 2015.
**My guest blog for WritersDigest.com, Crafting Personal Pain, went live Feb. 19, 2015.
**Below, Carol Lannon of the Signal Mountain Mirror interviewed me and writes about The Body Tourist and why we talk openly about mental illness. (Click image to enlarge)