Posted on 02 April 2014
PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020) – When people hear the words anorexia and bulimia, they think of a disorder that affects women. However, many men also suffer from the eating disorders.
One of them is Pittsburgh native Brian Cuban, author of “Shattered,” a book that details his struggles with Body Dysmorphic Disorder.
He joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to give some insight into his long struggle and how he got help.
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Posted on 01 April 2014
(Pittsburgh Tribune Review) Like many boys in the ‘Burgh, Brian Cuban idolized Roberto Clemente and played on a Little League team as an adolescent. The Mt. Lebanon native cherishes the memory of hitting a grand slam in his first game.
But that elation later turned to humiliation when Cuban’s coach announced the 200-pound boy would run faster if he pretended he was “chasing a refrigerator to first base.”
“In a moment, I had gone from being a revered power hitter to being called out for what I really was: a fat slob. The illusion was no more,” writes Cuban, now 53, brother of famed entrepreneur Mark Cuban.
Posted on 19 September 2013
As a backdrop, I was anorexic, then bulimic for twenty-seven years. I am the author of Shattered Image: My Triumph Over Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Below are a few of the reasons I have chosen to “out myself’ and speak out on eating disorder awareness.
Sadly, this is just a small sampling of the neanderthal attitudes on male eating disorders. It becomes a Catch-22 when these stereotypes and this type of stigma are the main reason so few men seek treatment and even fewer out themselves publicly. On the flip-side, I owe each of these individuals a debt of gratitude for providing the platform to illustrate the issue. The hard fact are that over 800k men have suffered from bulimia at some point in their lives. Over 10 million males will suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some point in their lives. We need more men to come forward. There is incredible acceptance from both men and women despite those stuck in the stone age. Awareness happens one person at a time. Join me.