Cynthia Rowland was an outwardly vivacious and successful television journalist who inwardly had slipped into the depths of bulimia. An addiction to binging, purging, and heavy doses of laxatives finally landed her in treatment. The Monster Within tells the story of her descent into sickness, her struggle to learn why she was engaging in slow suicide, and the courage and grace it took to get well. This updated edition includes a section of answers to some of the common questions the author is asked about bulimia. Anyone suffering from an eating disorder, as well as parents, friends, counselors, and pastors will find hope and help through this engaging true life story.