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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia


A classic of psychology and eating disorders, now reissued with an important, and perhaps controversial, new afterword by the author, Wasted is New ... Show synopsis

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  • Serious Story Aug 14, 2008
    by cmpty

    This book deals with a subject all teens should be aware of.

  • Time Not Wasted.... Sep 9, 2007
    by BettyR

    I'm adding Marya Hornbacher's superb memoir, Wasted to my list of all - time favorite books. Her incredible energetic way of opening up the twisted, tormented,and ( eating -) disordered - yet - oh - so -orderly world of bulimics and anorexics, took my breath away.A real tumble down the hole, a la Alice in Wonderland. I couldn't put this one down - nor did I want to! Now I've been asking myself if there's a sequel because I'd like to know what's become of Marya. Wasted would be of great help to those struggling to understand anorexia, bulimia, or other " food Issues" in their families or themselves.

  • Voyeurism Apr 7, 2007
    by bonzo

    There might not be a clearer picture of self loathing and debasement than the one painted in this story. For those readers not struggling with eating disorders, this could give one a vivid picture of just what might be going on behind the doors in the home of your just-a-bit-too-skinny friend. For those of you that are personally dealing with or have personally dealt with eating disorders, this story will make you either say, "Wow, at least I was never that bad," or, " At least I am not the only one." As far as help, I don't see it giving much in the way of how to fix the problem. But it does give a human touch and reaches out to those who all-too-often feel completely alone.

  • scary but true Apr 2, 2007
    by geekthegirl

    although i have never had anorexia or bulimia, i have always struggled with weight and body issues. this book is a must read for anyone like me. if nothing else, it will convince you to never, ever follow her path,

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