Cake Dreams details my experience at Ground Zero, working in NYC after the attacks, being a gay man with anorexia, and undergoing brain surgery.
Cake Dreams: A Memoir of Survival chronicles the harrowing, true story of Hoyt Phillips, who was 25 when he watched from his office window as the Twin Towers were attacked. The young man from North Carolina survived Ground Zero, but the year that followed became a life-or-death struggle with starvation, obsession, alcoholism, cutting, and bingeing that ultimately led to his stay at a treatment center for eating disorders. Then, days before the first anniversary of the attacks, he was wheeled into brain surgery, not knowing if he would survive. Cake Dreams is the riveting account of Hoyt Phillips’ yearlong fight to understand the devastation he witnessed and confront his own mortality.