Sometimes all a person needs is a little bit of guidance to find his or her way through the darkness. Vic Avon tells his story in order to help people affected by eating disorders find the strength and wisdom needed to recover from the disease. Destroying the Monster: Lessons Learned on the Path to Recovery is the follow up book to Vic Avon’s very personal My Monster Within: My Story. This book details the author’s struggles and triumphs throughout the recovery process while providing the reader with valuable lessons, not only to help in his or her own recovery, but also in life as a whole. It has been written in a way to shatter the mold of typical “cookie-cutter” eating disorder recovery books as Vic discusses personal stories and important tips/strategies. Destroying the Monster focuses on topics such as dealing with the shame of having an eating disorder (especially as a man), returning to places where trauma occurred, moving on and accepting the past, facing challenges, and finding lessons and motivation in the strangest of places. Vic shows that it’s possible to live the life you were meant to live because “It’s never too late to start your life over.” Destroying the Monster shows that it is possible to Turn Struggle Into Strength!