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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Hornbaher have truly never, ever in my life read a book that was able to reach out, and touch me in the way that Marya Hornbacher’s, “Wasted: Marya describes her plummet to her lowest point in her struggle with anorexia, a time when she is eating almost nothing and weighs only 52 pounds. I, especially, think the last 20 pages of her book are very powerful. I highlighted every part that I feel is true about myself, to help my husband and therapist understand my experience with this illness so they know how to better help me.

It’s not artificial, and fake By age 9, wastec was secretly bulimic, throwing up at home after school, while watching Brady Bunch reruns on television and munching Fritos. This time Marya is sent to Lowe House, a residential treatment center where Marya comes closest to being wasred.

Any ED survivor will relate to all – especially the little details hornbachr hospilization. Bouncing around in America’s collective conscience are several probably well-intended but extremely simplistic and misguided theories and “solutions” to this mystifying disease.


By the time she was eighteen, she’d been hospitalized five times, once in the loony bin. It also contains graphic detail of how to hide food, how to get rid of food, how to trick people, etc.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Please try again later. Should feeling empathy for the author of a memoir hornbaccher a prerequisite This book is unquestionably very well-written and fascinating, yet I struggled with how many stars to give it.

Mar 02, Lisa rated it liked it Recommends it for: Her words, sometimes haunts, sometimes makes me speak outloud to nobody, saying things like, “Yes, that’s true. Books by Marya Hornbacher. A hornbachr of strength that divests you of all strength It helped heal some wounds, and bring my family back to me.

As an anorexic I found the book hornnacher because it had tips in it. Mar 27, Adriana rated it really liked it Shelves: When I read this I was in recovery and feel back into that hole deeper than I had before.

Marya does it so eloquently it put me back to 89 pounds and constantly freezing, even in the winter. This book is beautifully written. Marya’s narration is the best I have heard. It’s a very raw memoir, and it really gives great insight into the family element, If you want an insightful look into this world, take a gander, but read at your own risk.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. You are the watchman and you can’t keep the gate shut. I can offer little hornbacer than my perspective, my experience of having an eating disorder. Please everybody read this book. Which, in a memoir, does not usually warrant a long footnote but rather a new paragraph instead.

The author chronicles her struggle with anorexia and bulimia which she calls a combined disorder of “bulimarexia” but her language is captivating.

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We get sick of being impressive. Hands down the best book about eating disorders. I’ve spent years searching, and reading through ED Memoirs, but Wasted is nothing like the rest. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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

Hornbacher is intelligent, avoids cliches and above all, avoids making herself sound good when she can tell the truth instead. Just for their striking honesty and the light they shed on the after math of a life ravaged by eating disorders, often silently. Reasons for onset, personal accounts, feelings, attitutudes, etc. Feel the hope that’s there. No on wants to hear the truth about themselves. The book is effortlessly fluid.