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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 »
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ISBN-13: 9780060858797
ISBN-10: 0060858796
Publication Date: 2/1/2006
Pages: 320
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 77 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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twinkletoes avatar 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.
proofrawk avatar reviewed Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia on + 3 more book reviews
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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