Zuzana Fort Bares the Tormenting Effects of Anorexia in Her Book

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“Wicked: Welcome to my Private Little Hell” will grace two of this year’s prestigious regional and international book exhibits

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According to several researches, millions of people, particularly from the young ones, are facing anorexia, an eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a healthy body weight and an obsessive fear of gaining weight. Anorexia most often has its onset in adolescence and is most prevalent among adolescent girls. How does it affect the life of the victim? Author Zuzana Fort bares an inspiring story that will provide readers a better understanding on anorexia in Wicked: Welcome To My Private Little Hell.

This book is an open diary of Mary Snizek, a young girl who likes everything interesting. As the pages of her diary unfolds in this book, she takes her readers into her life as a young girl with passion; her various adventures, numerous experiences that sometimes stirred her thoughts and emotions; and soon, into her journey through anorexia. At some point, she refuses to admit she is suffering from this eating disorder until the doctor told her so. In her diary, readers will learn how she deals with her condition while spending life with her family. Wicked: Welcome To My Private Little Hell is not only about anorexia, it also depicts family life, relationships, dreams and aspirations, and the excitement of life. Readers will not only learn more about anorexia but they will also learn to appreciate life and being healthy.

This book will be featured at the California Library Association Book Exhibit in San Jose, Calif. on November 2-4, 2012 and the at the Miami Book Fair International, which will be held at Miami Dade College in Miami, Fla. on November 11-18, 2012. For more information on this book, interested parties can log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.au.

About the Author
Zuzana Fort studied at the University of Western Sydney – Nepean (Theatre) and at the University of Technology – Sydney (BA Communication – directing and scriptwriting). She also attended the Filmmakers College of Arts & Sciences and The Australian Playhouse Studio where she trained in voice, movement, physical theatre, experimental and street theatre. Since her graduation from UTS, Fort worked as an actor, director, scriptwriter, playwright, coach, drama teacher, reporter, editor, TV host as well as, after gaining her accreditation from MEAA, a stunt performer. Fort’s stunt skills include body control, martial arts, weaponry, abseiling, rap jumping, rock climbing, horse riding, basic acrobatics, tumbling, she holds a jet ski and a speedboat license, bronze medallion and a senior first aid certificate. Acting, however remains her passion; highlights include performing Moliere at the Belvoir, acting with David Ritchie in “Place with the Pigs,” playing Tiger Lily in the Peter Pan Launch at Capitol Theatre, performing in plays by Sartre and Kohout and many other, doing stunts on the Superman movie, False Witness, All Saints, Packed to the Rafters, Gladiators, and Home and Away, being Lara Croft and Wonder Woman for Plastic Wax Productions and working for the Universal Studios in Terminator 2–3D and High Noon Stunt Shows. Fort’s teaching experience includes working for Hot M, Powerhouse Youth Theatre, PAC Station, Art Umbrella, the Q Theatre, the Australian Institute of Performing Arts, and coaching privately. She has been involved with community theatre and has been working closely with refugees to help them express their experience and discover their voice through self-devised theatre and various workshops. Finally, Fort has achieved a lot in her life. She has been champion in Tae Kwon Do and Body Building. She went from skeleton to Miss Fitness Australia, but Fort’s greatest achievement is her daughter, Kira.

WICKED * by Zuzana Fort
Welcome To My Private Little Hell
Publication Date: August 25, 2012
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 364 pages; 978-1-4797-0465-1
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 364 pages; 978-1-4797-0466-8
Ebook: AU$3.99; 978-1-4797-0467-5

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at 1-800-618-969. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (02) 8282-5055 or call 1-800-618-969.

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