The Body Tourist is the Atlanta native's personal journey into and out of anorexia. One reviewer calls it "the biography of an illness as stubborn as the woman determined to kill it.."
Another reviewer says Shavin can "write with both hands."
You can hear the author read and talk about her book at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Park Road Books.
A former therapist, Shavin now makes her living as certified life coach and as an artist and a writer. Since 2002, she has been a monthly columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and she is editor of the Chattanooga Jewish Federation newspaper, the Shofar.
WHAT: Dana Shavin will read and sign copies of The Body Tourist.
WHEN: 11 a.m., Saturday
WHERE: Park Road Books, Park Road Shopping Center, 4139 Park Rd., Charlotte, 28209.
COST: Free and open to the public.