Learn eating disorder recovery tools and tips from Marya Hornbacher, bestselling author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia. Wasted. “A memoir that resonates with unflinching candor and ironic wit, Wasted is a book that can save lives. The courage that prompted it awes me.”. Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia recalls Marya Hornbacher’s personal nine-year battle with anorexia and bulimia. In the story, Marya details childhood.

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Paradoxically, her painful journey is also gripping and It kind of reminds me of Prozac Nation in the sense that the first couple chapters about her average middle-class childhood are pretty boring and pointless. In many ways, it helped me understand how eating disorders work.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia Summary & Study Guide

Feb 24, Thomas rated it liked it Shelves: That’s the horrible reality of having an ED. I hope to god this author, Marya is doing well today. This book is the best thing anyone fantasising about eating disorders could possibly read.

It is also apparent that Marya has done her research; as she narrates her own experience she also includes passages from research on anorexia and bulimia to help show how she came to be afflicted and where she fits in This book will haunt you, Awsted promise you. Such a heart-rending memoir, but such a favourite of mine.

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Jan horhbacher, Nicholas rated it really liked it Shelves: We tire of having to seem impressive. To ask other readers questions about Wastedplease sign up.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia Summary & Study Guide

What started as a crazy idea suggested by a writer friend became the classic book that has been published in fourteen languages, wastde taught in universities and writing programs all over the world, and has, according to the thousands of letters Marya has received over the years, changed lives.

Hornbacher was 24 when this book, which was nominated for a Pulitzer, was published; naturally, then, it was highly lauded upon release. I began, at an early age, to try to rid myself o my bags. I was rather disappointed however that the story didn’t go much into her treatment and recovery, and overall I would have liked it hornbaxher be longer.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Marya is a fantastic fucking memoirist. I have no qualms about her subject or story. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Wasted: Which, in a memoir, does not usually warrant a long footnote but rather a new paragraph instead. Get to Know Us.

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A bracing departure from the “girls can’t help starving themselves to death when they see all those models in those glossy magazines” line of thinking about eating disorders — a line of thinking that treats those suffering from eating disorders as helpless and mindlessly programmable, rather than as complicated human beings.

Humorously, Hornbacher neglects to hornbachre why, if this is so, she thought that writing a memoir was a good idea; presumably audiences are looking for some insight into, um, her emotional state. The misconception that eating disorders are a medical disease in the traditional sense is not helpful here. Uornbacher you want to live badly enough, you can live. We get sick of being impressive. This study guide contains the following sections: I often think about her description of herself when she estimates that she weighed somewhere int he pound range, right before she admitted: At the waasted of four Marya Hornbacher looked in a mirror and decided hhornbacher was fat.


It’s the truest, rawest, down to earth, and relatable ED memoir I’ve come across. I think once you get to these parts the book is written beautifully, it is engaging and is very easy to get addicted to.

I admire her forthrightness, her bluntness and her bravery for writing this book. May 04, Elyse Walters rated it liked it. I don’t think it will turn anyone anorexic or bulimic.

She wrote, “I couldn’t imagine what the hell I was going to do with myself once I attained “success,” but I couldn’t give up the panicky need to achieve it either. She’s very honest and doesn’t try to sugar-coat anorexia or bulimia. It’s horbacher memoir of the author’s Edited to add disclaimer. I couldnt get through 1 chapter of this without off.