Tales of a Bulimic Babe


Contact: David Ivester

Phone: (941) 321-8570

Tampa, FL — Ladies, Ink Publishing

Tales of a Bulimic Babe by Iris Ruth Pastor

October 3, 2017

Paperback ISBN: 978-0-9652832-1-2—$15.99—Memoir, Self-Help, Eating Disorders, Body Image

Also available in all eBook formats ISBN: 978-0-9652832-2-9—$9.99 Distributed by Ingram and all other better literary distributors

Simple Wisdom to Live the Life You Crave

Tales of a Bulimic Babe is about a woman who apparently “has it all”—a happy marriage, five well-adjusted sons, a stimulating career, lots of friends and extended family. But what Iris Ruth Pastor kept hidden from them all was her addiction to a “lover” she called ED—her eating disorder. This is the story of her shedding that secret, facing and owning her addiction, and taking courageous steps to break free of the disorder that ruled her entire life. How did she tame the triggers that led to bingeing and purging—deal with the ravenous monster within, navigate the road back to a healthier, happier and more fully engaged life? If you’ve ever grappled with something that prevents you from operating at full throttle, Iris’s brutally honest yet witty and inspirational story answers the tough questions, while reminding us that the possibility of recovery is within our reach.

“In this honest, insightful, and inspiring book, Iris Ruth Pastor shares her story of recovery from a decades-long battle with bulimia. She brings a poignant and relatable honesty to the memoir using both wisdom and humor to bring the reader on the journey from despair to healing. This is a must-read for anyone who struggles with an eating disorder, or knows someone who does; by sharing her experience, Iris offers insight, understanding and hope.”

—Dr. Nina Savelle-Rocklin, PsyD

Iris-R-Pastor-12-11-15-072edit2---Copy-(2)3Iris Ruth Pastor is 5’2”—the truth. She weights 115 lbs.—a lie. She’s a baby boomer, author, speaker and story teller. For the past twenty-eight years, she’s written a slice-of-life column entitled “Incidentally, Iris.” In between the unremitting rigors of raising five sons, she hosted a radio program, co-wrote a book with her mother—Slices, Bites and Other Facts of Life—and became the editor of the American Israelite.

Iris entered the social media age kicking and bitching and screaming in order to foster connection and offer tidbits of authenticity to uplift and inspire herself as well as others. She did this as a Huffington Post “Must-Read Blogger of 2015.” She is terrifyingly dipping into the vlogging arena (a combination of video and blogging), publishes a weekly newsletter through her website and travels the country speaking to live audiences about the importance of “Preserving Your Bloom.” using your talents and resources to be the best you can be.

While doing so, Iris tries not to be judgmental, cloying, hypocritical, whiney, snippy, overly sensitive, and overwhelmed. Sometimes she even manages to carry it off!
For a speaker who won’t be boring, go off-topic, or run on too long, or to sign up for Iris’s weekly newsletter, visit www.IrisRuthPastor.com.

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Congratulations on your outstanding book. I have encouraged all my patients to buy it… You are amazing. Great writer speaker and role model for midlife woman struggling with eating disorders.

Dr. Ann Kearney Cook

The Cincinnati Psychotherapy Institute

Oh, Iris, what a gift I received yesterday when your book arrived in the mail! I didn’t get a chance to look at it until I was in bed last night, and I was so thrilled to begin to read your story and to see what an impact Intuitive Eating has had on your healing process…you’re a marvelous writer—so articulate and wise. I not only appreciate what you’re saying, but also how you’re saying it…I’m dropping the other five books I’m reading, so I can read yours first…I’m excited to do that.

Elyse Resch   

Co-Author of Intuitive Eating – A Revolutionary Program That Works

Dear Iris, I so enjoyed your book!!!! While I was never bulimic there were several places in the book where I saw myself. I too have a pair of pants that is like your brown skirt with the white  polka dots. I chuckled to myself while reading that part.

 Ellen S.

OMG – this book has stopped me from cleaning like I was supposed to do today. You are a genius!

Pam S. 

The chronicle of your journey is brave, authentic, and inspirational on so many levels. I was surprised and honored to find myself along the path in several places. Indeed fighting this demon is not easy and seems to linger in the background. ED has continued to beckon to me and requires strength and commitment to defy. I am filled with admiration for your willingness to share and to help those who are still

Joy T.

I know it was a difficult write for you, but I hope it added to your healing & I’m sure it will help so many others…I think the Jewish saying is “To save one life is like saving the entire world!” With you sharing your story you will do exactly that many times over!

Bev R

More than superb on so many levels! Absolutely adore your writing, love how you transition telling your story, love the personification of ED, making it very understandable for the clueless. Truly reads like a can’t put it down novel. This is all besides the obvious incredible bravery in your honesty.

Michele B