Marissa LaRocca, author of Starving in Search of Me, was recently interviewed for Different&Able.org, watch the interview here.
Marissa LaRocca Speaks to D&A
Marissa LaRocca is an award winning author of, two #1 bestsellers on Amazon, Starving in Search of Me: A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming an Eating Disorder (a confessional and self-help guide)and Finding Self-Acceptance and Everyone Is a Freak: Anonymous Confessions About Sex, Sexuality, and Desire. She is also the CEO and Founder of Pilot Press.
Through her innovative publishing company, Marissa empowers authors and influencers with her book coach strategy and savvy knowledge of writing a book from start to finish. Marissa also is a contributing editor for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She advocates daily for women’s health and gay rights.
Marissa struggled to find her identity as a young woman, battling Anorexia Nervosa and elucidating her sexuality and authentic self. Marissa is truly one-of-a-kind; confident, chic, creative, and clever. On her website page for Pilot Press, Marissa remarkably states, “I’ll be beside you the entire time like a warm, comforting beverage. I’ll be your partner. I’ll be your mentor. I’ll keep you motivated and accountable, and I’ll break down the process into one step at a time.” Marissa is the advocate and best friend you did not know you needed, until now.
A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming An Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance
Anorexia and bulimia health crisis: Many young women and girls struggle with the body image issues that engender eating disorders with elaborate rituals around food, binging, purging, and hiding it all while trying to maintain a face of normalcy to the world. Anorexia and bulimia have become major national health crises with skyrocketing statistics indicating that between 3 and 5% of the population suffer anorexia nervosa alone. Sadly, many never attain the sense of being “normal” and deal with a lifetime of body image and self-esteem issues.