Sheri Segal Glick holds a degree in journalism, a J.D., and a half-eaten muffin that one of her kids handed her and made her promise not to throw out. Lawyerly stuff she has done includes working at the Department of Justice and the House of Commons. Mommish stuff she has done includes wrangling her three kids, finding new and exciting ways to monitor screen time, and chairing the parent council at her kids’ school for the past eight years. Writerly stuff she has done includes writing for newspapers, magazines, and drafting a great deal of federal legislation (but maybe nothing you’ve read).



Sheri was in and out of the hospital for anorexia throughout her teen years. And, like many who develop anorexia young, she was still privately battling her eating disorder decades later, unbeknownst to most of the people around her. Even Sheri had no idea just how unwell she still was until a relapse after the birth of her third child. At that point, she learned there was a term for the bleak place in-between illness and health that blends so seamlessly into the fabric of our fitness and diet obsessed society—quasi-recovery. Once Sheri accepted that she’d never fully recovered from her eating disorder, she began to understand how it had tainted everything: nights out, birthdays, weddings, vacations, hobbies, jobs, pregnancies, childbirth, motherhood. She’d never been full present, and she was constantly at odds with the voice of her eating disorder inside her head. If she didn’t want to keep missing out on her life, she needed to recover. But were her childhood doctors right in their prognosis that full recovery was not even a possibility?

The Skinny challenges our beliefs about diet culture, body image and eating disorders. It takes us along with Sheri in her fight to fully recover from anorexia. Her personal story, written with honesty, wit and wry humour, takes us back and forth through time, visiting dark and deeply personal places and embracing the moments in life where all one can do is laugh.



“A great resource for anyone working with people with eating disorders. A future mandatory read for health care professionals! This cleverly written book is a window into one incredible (and hilarious) woman’s journey with anorexia. I cried and laughed through the entire book. I could not put this book down!”

Dr Sarah Hostland, MD, CCFP-EM

“Sheri Segal Glick’s The Skinny is a laugh-out-loud, very human look at a serious problem. It’s poignant and heartfelt, but surprisingly funny.”

Jim Davies, author of Being the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are: The Science of a Better You

“This gut-wrenching and hilarious memoir is a must-read for anyone who has been touched by eating disorders or toxic diet culture, which, let’s face it, is pretty much everyone. You will be rooting for Sheri Segal Glick to find the peace she works so hard for, and surely deserves.”

Sarah Housser, MA, Registered Psychotherapist

“I was lucky enough to read a preview of this memoir and couldn’t put it down. Sheri is so honest and vulnerable in her discussion about eating disorders and the struggles she’s faced, I wanted to reach into the pages and give her childhood self a big hug. But she’s also hilarious, making me laugh out loud throughout the book. Her book changed my thinking on how we as a society deal with body image and weight loss and how I talk to myself and my children about our bodies. Highly recommend!”

Pascale Pergant

“Sheri Segal Glick’s book is an honest, personal reflection, filled with wisdom about therapy, wellness and body image and offers important lessons on some of the most important aspects of the human condition — friendship, family, and
french fries. And it’s really funny!”

Matthew Mendelsohn, public policy professor and strategist

“I can’t wait for the movie version to come out, or maybe a themed video game.”

Sheri’s kid, screen addict