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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 girl go through the looking glass and step into a netherworld where up is down and food is greed, where death is honor and flesh is weak? Why enter into a love affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Marya Hornbacher sustains both anorexia and bulimia through five lengthy hospitalizations, endless therapy, and the l...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060930936
ISBN-10: 0060930934
Publication Date: 1/15/1999
Pages: 304
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 93 ratings
Publisher: Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
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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.
reviewed Wasted : A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia on + 13 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Wasted : A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia on + 19 more book reviews
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.
murder101 avatar reviewed Wasted : A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia on
Helpful Score: 2
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.
reviewed Wasted : A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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
At first, Wasted sucked me in and I enjoyed it, but as the book went on the story started to seem repetitive and boring. I kept expecting this to be it, The Climax of the story, but then wait.....she gets sicker still! This kept repeating until I thought maybe her getting well would wrap everything up, but that doesn't happen either. Now, I consider myself a compassionate person and I know this sounds harsh, I think I feel this way because to me at least, the author's tone had a touch of arrogance, an "I'm better than you" tinge to it, and this made me feel not as bad for her and her poor life decisions as I usually would. The author herself admits near the end of the book, that it all just got a bit boring. Well, I agree with her. Her incessant whining and need to be the sickest person in the room started to sound like a 5-year old throwing a tantrum. Luckily, this was only the last 1/3 of the book or so, which is why it still received 3 stars from me.
witchcat avatar reviewed Wasted : A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia on + 12 more book reviews
As someone who has gone through a similar ordeal, I can say she speaks the truth. This book is not only dark but has its time of wit too. I have read and reread this book several times, and have loved it every time. I recommend this for everyone, but NOT those currently suffering as this can be very triggering. I made that mistake and it is not to be taken lightly.
perfectworld avatar reviewed Wasted : A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia on
Amazing and disturbing... Very well-written. I couldn't put it down.


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