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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia - Marya Hornbacher
Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
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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... show more
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 disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever. A vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching memoir, Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side -- and her decision to find her way back on her own terms.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780060858797 (0060858796)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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LeahSL
LeahSL rated it
4.0 Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
Geez, Marya. Don't hold back or anything. (She did not.) What a ballsy, courageous book. And, as she touches on, needed. Eating disorders are so often glamorized: they make you thin! Disciplined and tragic and beautiful. It's all too easy to get poetic about it; it is all too easy to look at th...
The Good Times Are Killing Me
The Good Times Are Killing Me rated it
4.0 Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
Although I don't have an eating disorder, I could identify with some of the things Marya says here. She's very honest and doesn't try to sugar-coat anorexia or bulimia. In truth, you never fully recover from these conditions, and you can see her struggle with her past and her future in every page. I...
leave me alone, I'm reading
leave me alone, I'm reading rated it
4.0 Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.)
One day, a long time ago, I wrote a list of what I needed to do to fix my broken life. #1 was: Lose Weight.The End.
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