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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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this is a wonderful book! i recommend it highly!
it grabbed me, sucked me in, and didnt let me go until the very end, leaving me wanting more.
its....
COMPLETELY FANTASTIC!
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Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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I struggled to get through this book--If I had a month (or three) to read it at my leisure I think I would've enjoyed it more. I liked Marya's writing, but it was a little too dry for me at some points. I might re-read it and update my rating over my winter break. Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Picked this up randomly at my sister's house and started reading. Didn't finish it, mostly because the research she sites to explain eating disorders is woefully outdated. I may come back to this ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Read a lot of memoirs on eating disorders but this was the best. Very well written and a compelling read Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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A tough, raw, honest and emotional journey she went through and brought her readers on it as well. She did not sugar coat a thing and i have a lot of respect for that. Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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2.75 / 5 Interesting to get into the head of someone living with severe eating disorders. But it didn't hold my interest. This was a DNF for me. Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher (Harper Perennial 1997) (Biography). Twenty-three year old Marya Hornbacher tells the story of her difficult struggle with food addiction ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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God, there is nothing more tedious than a personal narrative that just goes on and on and on. I admire Ms. Hornbacher's willingness to put everything out there, but I find much of what she writes ... Read full review

Review: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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harsh, honest, hungry. Read full review

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