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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
Wasted A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
Author: Marya Hornbacher
Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia -- until a particularly horrifying bout with the di...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060858797
ISBN-10: 0060858796
Publication Date: 2/1/2006
Pages: 320
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4 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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reviewed Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia on + 44 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
A fantastic and incredibly honest memoir of what a severe, serious eating disorder can really do to your body and mind. Hornbacher's honesty is impressive, and she gives excellent insight into the what anorexia and bulimia really are-- great for family members and professionals to read. Caution-- this book may be quite triggering if you yourself are recovering from an ED.
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Helpful Score: 5
Helped me to understand the inner life of someone struggling with anorexia and bulimia. Author is incredibly articulate, intelligent and great writer... and still struggling with the disease.
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Helpful Score: 3
"Wasted" is dark and intense. Her struggle is real, and effectively written. Overall, this is a great read, but don't expect a feel-good book.
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This is a very true story, I found it hard to read after knowing someone who suffered from anorexia.The pain and misunderstandings about the diease are very sad.
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A powerful story of a young girl who suffers from both anorexia and bulimia. She traveled to the darker side of reality and found her way back on her own terms.
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reviewed Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia on + 34 more book reviews
This is a first account telling of author Marya Hornbacher's life as she experienced both anorexia, bulimia and substance abuse. Her writing is very descriptive and kept me interested-I did not want to put the book down. I think it might be dangerous for a recovering ana-mia person to read as it can be a trigger but for those who would like to know the insides of the mind of one who has gone through this, it is an excellent choice.
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An in-depth look at a woman's young eating-disordered life, full of well-researched information and presented with a strong voice.
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I don't like to use the word "harrowing" lightly, but I think it's appropriate for this memoir of anorexia and bulimia. It's definitely not a pleasant story, but Hornbacher sheds light on the darker aspects of an already misunderstood disorder. Her writing is beautiful, and the bravery she exhibits in telling her story is impressive. I highly recommend it to anyone, eating disordered or not.


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