vvcNovember 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
Here’s what other reviewers are saying:
—Eleanor McCallie Cooper, author of Grace: An American Woman in China
—Suzanne Fisher Staples, author of Under the Persimmon Tree
—Whitney Stewart, author of A Catfish Tale
“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.”
—Mark Kennedy, Chattanooga Times Free Press
–Pam Thomas, Bluefish Book Reviews
“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.”
–Mimi Jones, Goodreads
Thank you….
…Chatter Magazine, for running Crossing a Thin Line in your November, 2014 issue.
…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:
 **Chapter 4 of The Body Tourist (“A Cure for Death”) appeared in the online journal If and Only If  in early November, 2014.
**On June 27 my interview with Erika Funke of NPR radio in Scranton, PA (WVIA) aired. Listen to Erika read an excerpt from The Body Tourist, and hear the interview here:

**Chattanooga Times Free Press story on me Sept. 25, 2014: 

**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, 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)

Article by Carol Lannon, Signal Mountain Mirror, March 2015
Article by Carol Lannon, Signal Mountain Mirror, March 2015