About the Author

Ellen Frankel, LCSW has worked in the field of eating disorders since 1987 in both outpatient and residential settings. She currently serves as adviser to the board of directors of The National Organization for Short-Statured Adults, an organization that is dedicated to combating heightism.
Ellen has been interviewed on topics related to eating disorders, body image and heightism by 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 and Fox News with Neil Cavuto.  In addition to her latest book, Beyond Measure: A Memoir About Short Stature and Inner Growth, Ellen has co-authored two other books: Beyond A Shadow of a Diet: The Therapist’s Guide to Treating Compulsive Eating (Brunner-Routledge 2004) and The Diet Survivor’s Handbook: 60 Lessons in Eating, Acceptance and Self-Care (Sourcebooks 2006)   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 is a dynamic speaker and a frequent presenter at numerous national eating disorder conferences including the annual Renfrew Conference with an average attendance of over 700 people. In addition, Ellen spent nearly a decade working on eating disorder prevention in schools across Massachusetts, from the elementary through the university level. She worked with students, parents, and faculty.
Ellen lives in Marblehead, Massachusetts with her husband, Steve, children, Allison and Matt, and dog, Karma. In addition to enjoying time spent with her family, her passions include hiking – especially in the Himalayas -- and sipping her morning cup of coffee at Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks while reading the newspaper. After realizing that “Life is Short and So Am I,” Ellen has tried to live each day fully and freely in the world. You can visit Ellen at www.beyondmeasureamemoir.com



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