CCAD student’s book benefits eating disorder associations

CCAD Film & Video student Angelo Thomas wrote a book about a young pop star recovering from an eating disorder


After creating a documentary short about his experience with an eating disorder, CCAD student Angelo Thomas (Film & Video, 2020) recently wrote his first novel about a pop star recovering from anorexia.

The book, called The Incredible Jake Parker, was released Sept. 3, 2018, and will make its debut with a book signing at The Book Loft in German Village on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at 1 p.m.

The Incredible Jake Parker tells the story of 19-year-old pop music sensation Jake Parker whose musical career is put on hold as he goes to residential treatment to recover from anorexia.

The book features cover artwork created by fellow CCAD student Kaycee Nwakudu (Animation, 2020).

Thomas says the book is one of the first fictional works to be published with direct approval from a nationally recognized organization for eating disorders.

A quarter of the profits from the book’s sales will go to The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, and another 25% will be donated to The Center for Balanced Living in Columbus.

Read more about the book here.