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WASTED: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Bulimic since she was 9 years old, anorexic since she was about 15, the author reveals how and why women with these eating disorders can be helped and, most of all, how long it takes for that help to take hold. Hornbacher, a freelance editor and writer, is now 23 years old and, if not well (``it's never over, not really''), at least ingesting and keeping down enough food to sustain life and begin ... Read full review

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Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

User Review  - Lynn - Goodreads

A fascinating, often horrifying, at times repugnant first-hand account of the many self-destructive behaviors the author has practiced: promiscuity, cutting, drug and alcohol abuse, and (especially ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

User Review  - Sara - Goodreads

I have never read another book that has made me cringe as much as this one did. Reading about Marya's lifelong challenges with both bulimia and anorexia made me clutch at my own ribcage from time to ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

Geez, Marya. Don't hold back or anything. (She did not.) What a ballsy, courageous book. And, as she touches on, needed. Eating disorders are so often glamorized: they make you thin! Disciplined and ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

User Review  - Alėna - Goodreads

This is a book I've had for ages and pick up about once every year or two. Marya Hornbacher's writing style is one of the most interesting that I've come across in a memoir. She skips around from ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

User Review  - angie engles - Goodreads

I read this well over ten years ago but I still remember it like yesterday, especially the mixed feelings I had as sympathy battled with revulsion. As with another book I read related to eating ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

User Review  - Kate Holly - Goodreads

Marya Hornbacher shares her experiences with anorexia and bulimia in one of the most raw, powerful, well-written portrayals of mental illness I've ever read. For those who want to understand the pain ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

User Review  - Apzmarshl - Goodreads

I found this deep and hulking memoir while I was cleaning shelves and moving books during my library renovation. It scared the creeps out of me. Hornbacher does not hold back. This book is raw and ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

User Review  - Anna - Goodreads

A brilliant book explaining the dark minds of eating disorders (so good especially those not involved in the topic but with friends or family involved). This may not be the best read for those who are ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

User Review  - Jo - Goodreads

"I look back on my life the way one watches a badly scripted action flick, sitting at the edge of the seat, bursting out, "No, no, dont open that door! The bad guy is in there and he'll grab you and ... Read full review

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