I read it too years ago and found it incredibly moving. It was a 'never heard of it but looks interesting' book I got for about 50p from a charity shop - it turned out to be a complete gem. I've never had an eating disorder but quite a number of people close to me have and reading this book affected me quite a lot. I've just added the madness one to my wishlist on Amazon so thank you!
I was quite surprised to find out she was still alive, just from the way the book was at the end I really kept expecting her to have died. I am really curious to know more about her NOW, how she is and how she copes with life post ED.