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In Unrestricted: How I Stepped Off the Tightrope, Learned to Say No, and Silenced Anorexia, award-winning author Dawn Brockett issues a call to action to change the way anorexia and anorectics are viewed and treated.


In Unrestricted, Dawn Brockett refutes the long-standing paradigm that anorexia is about the anorectic’s need to control. Having battled and beaten severe restrictive anorexia herself, she proposes that anorexia is triggered by a lack of the space a young woman needs to fully individuate— to become who she chooses to be without being controlled by others.

Unrestricted is an inspiring narrative of Dawn Brockett’s fight against anorexia nervosa and a compelling chronicle of recovery. For anyone who loves someone struggling with an eating disorder, this book will shine a light on both the ferocity of the disorder and what it takes to triumph.

~ Thomas R. Insel, MD, Former Director, National Institute of Mental Health (2002-2015); Author, Healing: Our Path from Mental Illness to Mental Health

In her deeply personal and profound book, Unrestricted, Dawn Brockett presents a truly revolutionary perspective on discovering your own voice and path toward self-empowerment.

~ Amy Cuddy, PhD, Social Psychologist and Author
of the New York Times Bestseller Presence

“A powerful call to action for the field to modernize the perception and treatment of anorexia which impacts more than 80 million women worldwide and carries the highest mortality rate of any mental illness.”

~ Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, FRCP, Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine, Duke University and Former Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Mental Health


Grand Prize Winner, Nonfiction (3rd Place) and Women’s Issues (1st Place) 2024 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards (known as the Sundance of Books) is the largest international awards program for indie authors and independent publishers. The program recognizes and honors authors and publishers of exceptional, independently published books in 80+ different categories, as well as 3 Overall Grand Prize winners in Nonfiction and Fiction from a field of many thousand books representing all 50 states, all 10 Canadian provinces, and 48 other countries.

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March 28, 2023

6:00PM - 7:00PM EST

Honors College Lecture

Appalachian State — Boone, NC

March 29, 2023

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Georgia Tech Bookstore — Atlanta, GA

March 30, 2023

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Adelphi University — Garden City, NY

April 2, 2023

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April 3, 2023


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April 6, 2023

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