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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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. If you’re like me and you find mental illness fascinating this is a really well written first person account of what it’s like to struggle with Anorexia Nervosa.

She declines at first, saying she has to go meet some friends. It’s possible, she allows, that there’s no environmental cause at all. The were being ‘feed’ foods which their bodies WERE reacting to.

Please try again later. Having said that, I am sure I am not alone in the reality that we who have had this disorder read many accounts of others with the disorder. December 15, Language: English Choose a language for shopping. It is both victorious and tragic, disturbing and moving, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Although I don’t have an eating disorder, I could identify with some of the things Marya says here.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher

I will pose more questions in this book than I can respond to. Some people never truly recover. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


Feel the hope that’s there. However the writer is so bright that combined with her unique writing style this book is harder to read than most.

The mind lifts its hands from the wheel and says: A vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching memoir, Wasted is the story of one woman’s travels to reality’s darker side—and her decision hornbcher find her way back on her own terms.

This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. These are the words I have not been able to speak. You let yourself believe that you are really at battle with Them, because it’s easier.

The author doesn’t fully recover from her ED. She is a strong writer but in a very different way as compared unfortunately t What a change this reading experience of Wasted was when compared to my previously read book – Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love! It explains all and every feeling imagined and felt. 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 insane. This memoir literally changed my life, let alone encouraged me to set the first foot forth out of the darkness in hopes to change the destructive path that I am on.

I often think about her description of herself when she estimates that she weighed somewhere int he pound range, right before she admitted: Jun 30, Twxitbetwixt rated it it was ok. Wasted was well-written, slipping effortlessly between first and second person, making the story more vivid and alive.


Reading this book, you step right inside the head of eating disordered thinking.

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Wasted includes so much personal knowledge surrounding just about all aspects of Eating Disorders Not exactly sure why this upsets people—I thought it was wastes pretty accurate portrayal of an ED. Humorously, Hornbacher neglects to address why, if this is so, she thought that writing a memoir was a wastwd idea; presumably audiences are looking for some insight into, um, her emotional state. I was even able to talk openly about Anorexia Nervosa with my Mother This time equipted with the knowledge from Wasted.

As a rule, most of never really believed we were any good in the first place. As a result of her fear of facing herself, however, Marya lies about being molested as a child and sabotages her own recovery. Ok, I read this a long time ago, but it’s still quite possibly the wasetd book on eating disorders — or even on adolescent mental illness — that I’ve ever read.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

I’m ambivalent about this book. Instead we have a book full of her being totally dissociated from the entire ED. I was struck by how functional the writer was even during her worst times.