Harvard Health Books

Jenni Schaefer

Jenni Schaefer’s breakthrough bestseller, Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too, established her as one of the leading lights in the recovery movement. With her second, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life, she earned her place as one of the country’s foremost motivational writers and speakers. Chair of the Ambassadors Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, Jenni presents regularly at conferences, at major universities, in corporate settings, and other venues. She blogs for The Huffington Post, Eating Disorders Blogs, and on her own website.

Jenni’s straightforward, realistic style has made her a role model, source of inspiration and confidant to people worldwide looking to overcome adversity and live more fully. She has been interviewed on many syndicated radio and television shows, and her work has been recognized by publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times. An accomplished singer/songwriter, an avid biker and hiker, and a woman whose passion for life is contagious, Jenni lives in Austin, Texas. Her third book, released by Harvard Health Publications and Hazelden, is Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem? For more information, find her on Facebook.


  • Eating Disorders
  • Nutrition
  • Recovery

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