About the Author

Ellen Frankel, LCSW worked in the field of eating disorder treatment and prevention for over fifteen years. She has been interviewed on topics related to eating issues, body image and heightism by national newspapers, traditional and online magazines, as well as national radio programs across the country, and has appeared on local and national television including NBC's Today Show, CBS's Early Show, CNN's Paula Zahn Show, Fox News’ Your World with Neil Cavuto and The Dr. Phil Show. Ellen is a dynamic speaker and frequent presenter at national conferences on a variety of topics including eating disorders, body image and spirituality.

In addition to her latest book, Revolution of Jewish Spirit: How to Revive Ruakh in Your Spiritual Life, Transform Your Synagogue & Inspire Your Jewish Community (Jewish Lights Publishing 2012), co-authored with Rabbi Baruch HaLevi, Ellen is the author of the novel Syd Arthur (Pearlsong Press 2006), and Beyond Measure: A Memoir About Short Stature and Inner Growth (Pearlsong Press 2006) and also is the co-author of The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care (Sourcebooks 2006) and Beyond A Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist’s Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating (Brunner-Routledge 2004). She has also published in professional journals and has been featured in local newspapers including The Boston Globe, The Jewish Journal North of Boston and The Jewish Advocate. Ellen lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her husband, Steve, and dog, Karma. She is now an empty nester.

Happily for her, both her daughter and son have accepted her friend request on Facebook.