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 speakers and writers. Schaefer presents regularly at schools, including Harvard and Yale, in corporate settings, at conferences and other venues. She is also a consultant with the Center for Change as well as chair of the Ambassador's Council of the National Eating Disorders Association.
Schaefer'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, including multiple appearances on Dr. Phil, and her work has been recognized by publications ranging from The New York Times and theChicago Tribune to Cosmopolitan and Woman's World.
An accomplished singer/songwriter, an avid biker and hiker, and a woman whose passion for life is contagious, Schaefer lives in Austin, Texas. She is currently completing her third book, Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem?, which will be released in July, 2013.