The virulence of Jennifer Hendricks's anorexia nervosa is well portrayed and gut-wrenching but will not surprise readers who are familiar with this disorder. The journal entries are well written, often moving, and will not surprise those familiar with first-person accounts. The expressions about hospitals and doctors, such as "mental hospitals and their doctors are afraid of me, I told my friends I'm a big risk because they don't know what to do. They can't help me and they make me feel worse, like a prisoner. They take away my rights, my privacy, make me feel like I'm unworthy and not a real person, like I don't have a life or a future outside my illness," will not surprise any clinician who has talked to a patient with frequent hospitalizations. Or sat down with a long-term inpatient. The fact that over the course of ten years of treatment, Jennifer Hendricks is exposed to less-than-mainstream psychiatry, such as confrontational therapy for the purposes of revealing alleged sexual molestation and abuse, exorcism, tough love, and others, will surprise neither clinicians nor family members who are familiar with the search for any cure in the face of mainstream medicine's apparent failures. And the fact that Jennifer Hendricks's care and treatment cost more than one million dollars will not be surprising.