In this episode, Carolyn and Sarah follow Karen from the height of her fame through her struggle to find independence, her attempts at eating disorder recovery, and finally to her death on February 4, 1983, when she was just 32 years old. Then it's time to sing a song.
We extensively discuss eating disorders, disordered eating, and everything that goes with them in this episode. Please listen with care.
Additional CW: At 01:21:18 we use a term that evokes suicidal imagery. It is okay to pick back up at 01:21:21.
If you want to learn more, try Little Girl Blue by Randy L. Schmidt, our primary source for the information in this episode.
Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter - Randy L. Schmidt - Google Books
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