Ken Capobianco Tells His Story about Recovering from Anorexia
NOTE: This episode includes frank discussion of eating disorder symptoms, weight, body image, depression, and related struggles. Music critic and award-winning writer, Ken Capobianco, shares his story about recovering from anorexia nervosa after 30 years. We talked about the ways that dieting in his teen years escalated into an eating disorder and the painful effects it had on his life. Ken shared how his book, Call Me Anorexic: Ballad of a Thin Man, was written to reduce stigma and help men with eating disorders understand that they’re not alone. Therapy, humor, and social connections were crucial to Ken’s recovery. We discussed, in depth, the parts of therapy and relationships he found helpful (and the ones that he didn’t). Ultimately, Ken’s story is one of hope and a passion for helping others. If you like our podcast, please rate and review us on iTunes, check out our website, and follow us on Twitter. Thank you so much! Links Follow Ken Capobianco on Twitter, read his book, watch him in this video, and read his excellent interview with musician and writer, Dessa. For more eating disorder information and resources, click here.