When my local library merged with our larger city library system, I suddenly had a million more books at my disposal and took full advantage. I went through my to-read list on my phone and immediately requested five books I’d been wanting to read and, BOOM, a week later they arrived at our library.
The first book I requested was It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell. Mitchell is a food blogger and writer who spent the first twenty years of her life consuming food to fill holes left by friends, family, and loss. She ate with no regard of her health, her body’s signals to stop, or her own misery. The way she writes about her addiction, her struggles, and her mindset was raw and emotional. It was also moving and beautiful.
I’m not going to lie, this book was hard to read at times. Not because of anything Mitchell did but because of how often her shame was my shame. Often, I was embarrassed by my choices as I read It Was Me All Along because it is who I am, what I struggle with, and where I go.
I really enjoyed reading It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell. It brought some things to light, it encouraged me, it pushed me, and it made me think a lot. If body issues, if food issues, or if addiction is part of your story, I highly recommend you read this one.