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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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Ended up not caring whether the wasted away or not. In the story, Marya details childhood and personality factors that may have had a role in the development hoenbacher her disorder. Finally she makes the mind shift and her life follows suit. There is no ‘cure. I’ve spent years searching, and reading through ED Memoirs, but Wasted is nothing like the rest. I couldnt get through 1 chapter of this without off.

Why would a talented young girl go through the looking glass and slip into a netherworld where up is down, food is greed, and death is honor? It would be tacky to put this on my “food” shelf, wouldn’t it? I began to construct a new role.

What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Any book that changes my outlook on the world or the things around me automatically gets an extra half a star!


Highly recommended if you hornbacuer dealing with an eating disorder, or if you know someone who has one and are trying to understand what they’re going though. The description of the terror of little by little killing yourself and the madness of not being able to stop and almost feeling powerful in doing so. Hornbacher is the perfect narrator.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher

If this was put into my hands when I was twelve, besides having nightmares; I would have waster tucked into a plate of eclairs and never, ever looked back. It seems so to me even now. However keep reading because unlike Prozac Nation this book actually gets pretty good as time goes on and you get into the shocking rock-bottom details of her eating disorder.

It wasn’t rewarding in a feel-good way that some books are, but I was so happy to see that she didn’t die, for one thing, and achieved a measure of personal and even more professional success.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Then the shock of pain rips through the body. Kind of annoying too. Jan 20, luna rated it really liked it Shelves: Wasted includes hornbscher much personal knowledge surrounding just about all aspects of Eating Disorders After her release from Lowe House, Marya’s anorexia begins to resurface slowly.

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I’m not sure if I want to spend any more time inside her head, but I’m intrigued. To hear this from her point of view has taught me much that a textbook never could. I scoffed at them. Publisher’s Summary Precociously intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and ambitious, Marya Hornbacher grew up in a comfortable middle-class American home.


Read with character and conviction, so full of life. This book is a genuine, gripping story of a youth literally thrown away in favor of madness. I don’t know what the difference is, but it was darn annoying since it came up frequently in a book like this.

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.

Refuse to go to school, drop out, quit jobs, leave lovers, move, lose all our money. As an anorexic I found the book great because it had tips in it. Ditto therapy, ditto food, ditto endless support from family and friends.

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