Arnold Andersen, M.D. is the worlds leading authority on eating disorders in men. Since 1991, he has been the director of the eating disorders Program at the University of Iowa College of Medicine, where he is also a professor of Psychiatry. In addition to treating patients and teaching, he has written several texts and has contributed more than 200 articles in scientific publications. He has also lectured widely to medical and psychological groups worldwide. Dr. Andersen has appeared on a number of national television programs in which he has discussed eating disorders and he has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the New York Times.

Leigh Cohn, M.A.T., CEDS who received an M.A.T. from Northwestern University in English Education, is the co-author of several books on eating disorders as well as the Editor-in-chief of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention (Routledge). He is a past-president of Independent Book Publishers of America (IBPA), formerly known as Publishers Marketing Association (PMA), a non-profit trade association of 3,000 publishing companies throughout the United States. He has been a featured speaker at universities and professional conferences throughout the United States and Canada, focusing on the topic of men and eating disorders. In addition to his writing for Gürze, Leigh has had several books published by other companies, the most recent being Current Findings on Males with Eating Disorders (2013). Leigh is also an enthusiastic and talented painter whose work can be viewed at LeighPaintings.com.

Thomas Holbrook, M.D. has been treating males with eating disorders for over twenty years in his psychiatric practice in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. His own story of coming to grips with an eating disorder and compulsive over-exercising is documented in Making Weight and he speaks frequently about his longtime eating problems and his recovery to professional and community groups. He has appeared as an eating disorders expert on several television programs and his articles have appeared in numerous professional publications.

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Making Weight

Healing Men's Conflicts with Food, Weight, Shape & Appearance

Authors: Leigh Cohn, M.A.T., CEDS, Thomas Holbrook, M.D.
Editor: Arnold E. Andersen, M.D.


This is the first book to explore why so many of today's men are experiencing problems that have traditionally been considered "women's issues." Filled with vignettes from their patients; social and historical perspectives; facts about genetics, masculinity, and nutrition; Holbrook's own personal experience in overcoming anorexia, bulimia, and compulsive exercise; and an overview of treatment approaches, Making Weight is a groundbreaking work that will revolutionize how men think about their bodies.


1 – The Problems Faced by Men
2 – The Differences Between the Sexes
3 – Why Today’s Men are Having Problems
4 – Men’s Concerns About Appearance
5 – Walking in the Woods
6 – The Facts About Making Weight
7 – Ten Steps to Healthy Living
8 – The Treatment of Men’s Problems
9 – How Loved Ones Can Help


"Finally, a groundbreaking book that changes the way we think about men and their bodies."
— Russell Marx, M.D. Princeton Medical Center

"At last! A terrific book about men's concerns with their shape and weight. Making Weight provides an outstanding step-by-step program for achieving and maintaining a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle. Highly recommended."
— John P. Foreyt, Ph.D. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

"Finally, weight-obsessed men have an exceptional resource that is authoritative, sensitive and practical. Every chapter is packed with valuable information and practical strategies to help men overcome anxieties about eating and body weight."
— David M. Garner, Ph.D. Co-editor, Handbook of Treatment for Eating Disorders

"The highly-respected authors have addressed virtually every issue of importance from biology to culture. This will be the standard text on males and eating disorders for years to come."
Craig Johnson, Ph.D. President-elect of Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention

"This book is a gift not only for men who are caught in the growing obsession for a lean and sexy body, but also for parents, teachers, and health professionals, who are searching for a sound and balanced approach for their children, students, and clients."
— Richard Keelor, Ph.D. Former Director of Program Development President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports

"The authors have long championed the importance of scientific knowledge, care, practicality, patience, and clinical wisdom in addressing the continuum of eating problems in males, as well as females. This book is a very accessible, highly practical combination of their personal, professional, and political experiences in helping males."
— Michael Levine, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology Kenyon College, Gambier, OH

"A powerful, much-needed expose of the current state of the male psyche and body image. The truth is out: body hatred is no longer an exclusively women's domain. Maybe men aren't from Mars after all."
— Margo Maine, Ph.D. Author of Father Hunger: Fathers, Daughters & Food