Mamet, who likens her struggle with an eating disorder to being "an addict in recovery," described how her illness stemmed from body image concerns and a desire for agency: "Really these diseases are about control: control of your life and of your body."
She also touched on how society's obsession with thinness fueled her disordered relationship with food. "You want to control something, and then society says, 'Hey, how about controlling the way you look? Skinny is beautiful,'" wrote Mamet. "Your obsession feels justified."