Misconceptions about eating disorders being a ‘female’ disease often perpetuate strong feelings of shame in males with an eating disorder. This shame often results in the denial of the eating disorder and/or reluctance to seek treatment. Male eating disorders are on the rise. A 2007 study by Harvard Medical School found that 25% (not the traditionally stated 10-15%) of study participants with anorexia and bulimia were male. An estimated 40% of those with binge eating disorder are male. It is of the utmost importance to raise awareness of this issue, Skin and Bones, does that in a non-threatening way. It reminds us to look for the warning signs of low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, feeling of worthlessness, feelings of self-loathing, and the need for acceptance. The author describes the difficulty for expressing emotion in very real terms. Skin and Bones addresses a topic much ignored in an open and honest story.