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About Leigh Cohn

In addition to painting, Leigh Cohn, M.A.T., CEDS is the Publisher of G├╝rze Books, a company that has specialized in eating disorders education and publications since 1980, which he owns with his wife, Lindsey. They have two sons, Neil and Charlie.

Leigh Cohn, M.A.T., CEDS is the Publisher of Gürze Books, a company that has specialized in eating disorders education and publications since 1980. He is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of EATING DISORDERS: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention (Brunner/Routledge) and until 2013 was publisher of Eating Disorders Review, a clinical newsletter, and Eating Disorders Recovery Today, a newsletter for individuals in recovery and their loved-ones.

Since the early 1980's, he has spoken about eating disorders at colleges and universities, hospitals, to community groups, and at professional conferences for the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals, American College Health Association, Massachusetts Eating Disorders Association, and The Elisa Project, among others. In 2013, he was a plenary speaker on males and eating disorders for the Academy of Eating Disorders at the International Conference on Eating Disorders in Montreal. He has also spoken at such universities as Notre Dame, Duke, Penn State, Ohio State University, Shippensburg University, Georgia State University, Iowa State University, the University of Calgary, University of Nebraska, Kansas State University, California State University at Northridge, Universtiy of Georgia, and University of California, San Diego.

The co-author of several books (see list), he is best known for Making Weight and his work on men's issues, as well as BULIMIA: A Guide to Recovery, the first publication on bulimia, which he co-authored with his wife, Lindsey Hall, and which has sold more than 150,000 copies. This book, and their classic, Self-Esteem Tools for Recovery, and others have been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, and Czech. He has also co-edited clinical books including Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders and Self Harm and Eating Disorders, and Current Findings on Males and Eating Disorders, which was released in 2013..

Gürze Books, which is owned by Leigh and Lindsey, has released such important titles as Eating in the Light of the Moon (Johnston), Father Hunger and Body Wars (Maine), The Rules of "Normal Eating" (Koenig), The Body Betrayed (Zerbe) and many others. They founded the Gürze Eating Disorders Resource Catalogue, the most widely-used resource in the eating disorders field and, both of which they sold in 2013.

Leigh is also a past president of Publishers Marketing Association (PMA)-now called Independent Book Publishers Association-a non-profit trade association of 3500 publishing companies throughout the United States. An authority on publishing, he has been a featured speaker at conferences in New York, Alaska, Miami, Los Angeles, Denver, Arizona, and London.

As members of the Founder's Council, in 2008, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) presented Leigh and Lindsey with the Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Prevention and Awareness. In 2013, they donated a thousand-book library to NEDA, the "Lindsey Hall & Leigh Cohn Gürze Books Collection 1980-2013." In 2007, Leigh was given an honorary Certified Eating Disorders Specialist designation by the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals; and in 2005, Leigh and Lindsey received an Award for Service by the Eating Disorders Coalition in Washington DC; and, Leigh was also the subject of a feature story on WGN-News, "The Superstation," which was televised nationally. Leigh was also the subject of a feature story on WGN-News, “The Superstation,” which was televised nationally in 2005.

To contact Leigh Cohn for speaking or interviews call 760-434-7533 or write to Leigh(at)

Leigh Cohn coauthored the following books (partial list):

(All books published by Gürze Books except where noted.)
2013   Current Findings on Males with Eating Disorders (with Ray Lemberg, PhD) – Routledge, New York & London
2011   Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery – 25th Anniversary Edition (with Lindsey Hall)
2004   Self-Harm and Eating Disorders (with John Levitt, Ph.D. and Randy Sansone, M.D.) – Brunner/Routledge, Philadelphia, PA.
2001   Cómo entender y superar la bulimia (with Lindsey Hall  [Spanish edition of Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery]
2000  Making Weight: Healing Men’s Conflicts with Food, Weight & Shape (with Arnold Andersen, M.D. and Thomas Holbrook, M.D.)
1999  Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery – Fifth Edition (with Lindsey Hall)    also in Italian and Czech
1999  Eating Disorders: A Reference Sourcebook (with Ray Lemberg, Ph.D.) – ORYX Press, Phoenix, AZ.
1996  Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders (with Mark Schwartz, Sc.D.)  – Brunner/Routledge, Philadelphia, PA.
1990 Self Esteem: Tools for Recovery (with Lindsey Hall) also in Japanese, French, and Chinese
1987 Recoveries: True Stories of People Who Have Overcome Addictions and Compulsions (with Lindsey Hall)
1986   Bulimia: A Guide to Recovery – First Edition (with Lindsey Hall)
1980  Eat Without Fear (with Lindsey Hall) [The first of 3 booklets which were the first publications ever written on bulimia.]