• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
The Butterfly Girl (Hardback)
  • The Butterfly Girl (Hardback)
zoom

The Butterfly Girl (Hardback)

(author)
£17.99
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 06/03/2008
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Racheal Baughan suffered from the illness BDD (Body Dysmorphic Disorder), a powerful and destructive condition that causes you to see a completely distorted reflection of yourself: the person in front of the mirror might be extremely good looking, but their state of mind dictates that they see a flawed and deformed image.Despite a loving and caring family, Racheal developed acute anxieties about her appearance and in her early teens took to wearing excessive make-up which, for her, acted like a mask. Then at thirteen she experienced a life-shattering tragedy.Slipping into a deep depression, Racheal began to spend hours alone and became increasingly distressed about the distorted reflection of her face. She began to inhale aerosols, self-harm and eventually developed anorexia and bulimia.Desperate to find out the cause of her daughter's problem, her mother encouraged her to participate in a television discussion show. An expert on the show was the one to identify Racheal's condition as BDD and for Racheal this was to be the turning point of her life.Racheal is now a strong, happy and confident young woman and although a recovery from severe BDD may never be complete, Racheal has truly moved on with her life. In 2004 Racheal's mother entered her in the Miss England contest and when Racheal became a finalist she had accepted the most daunting test of her recovery.This is a compelling book that is heart-rending and inspiring in equal measure and offers hope to anyone battling to overcome similar difficulties.Racheal has recently made a very successful debut as host and compere for the Miss Limo competition and is currently taking part in filming for two television programmes that will increase public awareness of BDD. A full publicity campaign is being planned with media coverage to include newspapers, magazines and television.

Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781844545483
Number of pages: 288
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

Jane Austen at Home
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls
Added to basket
Elon Musk
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Adventures of a Young Naturalist
Added to basket
This is Going to Hurt
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Theft by Finding
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Whatever Happened to Margo?
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
When Breath Becomes Air
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket
Added to basket
M
Added to basket
M
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Rebel Prince
Added to basket
£20.00   £14.99
Hardback
The Seabird's Cry
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Cost of Living
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
A Higher Loyalty
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
Fingers in the Sparkle Jar
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.