Zosia Mamet says she sees herself as an addict in recovery. Credit: Getty Images
"Girls" star Zosia Mamet opens up about her private struggle with anorexia in the September issue of Glamour magazine. "I've struggled with an eating disorder since I was a child," she writes in her monthly column, "My Zo-Called Life." "This struggle has mostly been a private one, a war nobody knew was inside me. I tried to fight it alone for a long time. I nearly died."
Mamet goes on to encourage women not to look in the mirror and attack what they see, or to feel bad about eating a second cupcake. She also warns against a culture that honors both borderline obsessive self-control and skinniness. Despite all the talk Lena Dunham has sparked about body image, Mamet has chosen to be mum on the topic until now.