Stable Weight: A Memoir of Hunger, Horses and Hope by Lisa Whalen



A lifetime of trying to be perfect lands Lisa Whalen in the psych ward at age 29. Eating-disorder treatment sets her on a path toward health, but her progress stalls until she meets 10 special horses. They teach her to face her fears, trust her intuition, live in the moment, and love her body. A story of resilience, empowerment, and the transformative power of human-animal bonds, Stable Weight illustrates that what matters isn’t whether we fall, but that we rise.

My Review

The premise of this book intrigued me. I am a long time believer in equestrian therapy. I thought that this would have been more about that as opposed to the author taking riding lessons. Although the subject matter tackled infidelity, eating disorders, and depression; I found the writing style difficult to read. The author jumps back and forth in time without much reasoning and that left me annoyed. I did want to see the outcome of the story but it wasn’t exactly the type of book I hoped for.

I gave this book 3 crowns.

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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