Reader reviews for Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Fasicinating. I loved this.
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Like most have said, this book is *EXTREMELY* triggering. It is not a novel I would recommend for anyone who beginning the recovery process from an eating disorder nor do I recommend it for someone who feels they could be coached to relapse easily.This book is 100% BRUTAL honesty about her life and the struggles with her own disordered eating.It will take you into her mind and really show you the day-to-day life of an anorexic.It's a poignant tale. Not for the weak-minded or the newly recovering. But it's her tale and its the truth and way of life of so many people.
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Fasicinating. I loved this.
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Like most have said, this book is *EXTREMELY* triggering. It is not a novel I would recommend for anyone who beginning the recovery process from an eating disorder nor do I recommend it for someone who feels they could be coached to relapse easily.This book is 100% BRUTAL honesty about her life and the struggles with her own disordered eating.It will take you into her mind and really show you the day-to-day life of an anorexic.It's a poignant tale. Not for the weak-minded or the newly recovering. But it's her tale and its the truth and way of life of so many people.
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I've read this book twice now. It's certainly an interesting read although some of it is a little too 'poetical' for my tastes. I found myself really wanting her to get better, and I hope that she has managed to work through her demons and stay healthy since writing the book.
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A lyrically written tale of an ugly, ugly disease.
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Synopsis: A painful memoir about Marya's eating disorder which began when she was nine years old. From bulimia, to anorexia and even depression, Marya retells the bitter truth about how these illness' really affect you.My Opinion: Marya describes everything in vivid detail. What I really liked about this book is that it doesn't move too quickly, which I find appropriate for this book as it reminds me of the slow, yet extremely harmful way which an eating disorder will affect you. It finishes brutally as well, with Marya explaining how she will never be fully healed from what was (and is still hugely) a part of her life.
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I am not, nor have I ever been anorexic. However, being thin all my life, I've constantly been accused by ignorant people and doctors of having an eating disorder. Thus formed my curiousity and secret obsession of reading about, watching and finding out all I can about eating disorders. With the recent popularity of "being TOO thin" there are many books popping up on the subject. Books that are not up to par. I've read many of those books, and this is not one of them. Marya's book is insightful and sad. It puts you in her place, and she describes in great detail how anorexics feel, think and act. If I were an anorexic, I wouldn't read this book. Simply because, with all the descriptions she gives.. it could be triggering. But for someone who is just interested in eating disorders, this is the perfect book to bring you into their world and shed some light. It's extremely informative and well written, I wish there were more like it.
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An absolutely amazing account of a woman who dealt with eating disorders and still deals with them. She describes everything from how it began, being hospitalized several times, and trying to recover. Marya details things in such a way that you feel as if you're inside her, living her life. At the same time you want so badly for her to understand her beauty. Anyone who has ever dealt with body issues, food issues, or eating disorders should most definitely pick up this book. It is by far one of my favorites of all time.
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Although, thankfully, I could not relate to the severity of the author's disease, I still loved this book. The writing is strong and the story is amazing. This woman is lucky to be alive, not only because she abused her body to such a tremendous degree, but also because she was able to share her story.
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