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User Review  - LauraCLM - LibraryThing

I would strongly recommend that parents NOT give this book to their loved ones. Parents need to know that this book is considered a "bible" by many sufferers. Due to the nature of eating disorders ... Read full review

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User Review  - kissmeimgone - LibraryThing

A well written memoir that I was unable to put down. Marya Hornbacher doesn't sugar coat anything in this book, I could really relate and gain insight. I definitely recommend this book. Read full review

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User Review  - lahochstetler - LibraryThing

Marya Hornbacher was severely anorexic and bulimic from the age of nine into her college years. In this memoir she attempts to explain the experience of having an eating disorder. The picture is grim ... Read full review

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User Review  - E.J - LibraryThing

This is very intelligently written, witty and poses an intense and realistic view of eating disorders, unlike most books which seem to glamorize and idealize. Read full review

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User Review  - amaraduende - LibraryThing

A lyrically written tale of an ugly, ugly disease. 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

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