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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—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.

Topics: Minnesota, Washington, D.C., 1990s, Eating Disorders, Body Image, Depression, Addiction, Family, Drugs, Obsession, and Survival

Published: HarperCollins on Mar 17, 2009
ISBN: 9780061755552
List price: $9.99
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Fasicinating. I loved this.read more
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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.read more
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Fasicinating. I loved this.read more
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Fasicinating. I loved this.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
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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