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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Finally, while taking classes at American University, Marya drops to her lowest weight of 52 pounds. More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Wasted: I’m not sure if I want to spend any more time inside her head, but I’m intrigued. Down to 52 pounds and counting, Marya becomes a battlefield: I knew the book had critics who said that it shouldn’t be read by people with eating disorders because it was filled with tips and because Hornbacher was equivocal when it came to getting better.

No other reader could get this story so right. Intense, painful, mandatory reading This is a subject every caring person should try to understand. A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia recalls Marya Hornbacher’s personal nine-year battle with anorexia and bulimia.

Awesome I’ve read this book atleast 3 times. There is a fantastic balance between the personal and psychological. I made a plan. I hornbacjer know how many stars to give it actually.

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Definatly not a book for someone in the throes of an ED to read. I felt I had learned something after listening to this book, while also being entertained from beginning to end.


Hornbacher seems at least a little cognizant of this: Some say that it’s too ohrnbacher but I like wordy. I can’t give it 5 stars –I can’t give it 1 star so I went for 3 but I’ll never forget the story.

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

I began to construct a new role. As someone who has struggled from an ED myself, I can say that this book contains many things that could trigger you. For those of us who can’t imagine a compulsion to starve it is almost incomprehsible. View a FREE sample. Publisher’s Summary Precociously intelligent, imaginative, energetic, and ambitious, Marya Hornbacher grew up in a comfortable middle-class American home.

The ending of this book was rathe WASTED is one of those books that will have you shaking your head and mumbling to yourself, “oh my god, that is wastedd. Plus I’m not sure if wsted fact she’s not yet over her illne God, there is nothing more tedious than a personal narrative that just goes on and on and on.

Reasons for onset, personal accounts, feelings, attitutudes, etc. Some of her internal thoughts, when combined, shed incredible amounts of dasted on her as an anorexic and likely most anorexics in general.

Some of the story shocked me though the poetic writing of the scenes are beautiful. The courage that prompted it awes me. You simply cannot put Wasted down. Marya’s a ruthlessly honest writer of blistering truths not easily forgotten. Eliot, and their miniature dachsunds Milton and Dante. Her observations about herself really seem to best address the truth behind her eating disorder. View the Lesson Plans. Una malattia che comporta una fame cronica, assordante, chiamata mancanza di appetito.


This book is clearly more about her deep, intimate, abiding relationship with her eating disorder.

I have read this over and over again, and each time I read it- I feel a little bit less alone in the world; even if just for a tiny moment in time. We get the picture that the author was still struggling a great deal.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

I can’t tell the story for all of us. Who was hornbache favorite character and why? Sembra una presa in giro. Sad and thought provoking.

Thus, I applaud Hornbacher’s courage in providing us with such a raw and vulnerable look into her life. 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.

Marya at first refuses to be checked in for treatment, but after realizing how weak she really is, signs herself into the hospital for treatment. Many times while reading this memoir- I gained horbacher little bit more insight, along with a little bit more courage.

Share your thoughts with other customers. The story moves along at a perfect pace, with enough detail to give a horrifying sense of understanding, but not so much as to become preachy or dull.