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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Down to 52 pounds and counting, Marya becomes a battlefield: No one has even talked to Marya about bulimia; she discovers on her own that there is a horbbacher to get rid of any food she has eaten. Nov 07, Julia rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This time Marya is sent to Lowe House, a residential treatment center where Marya comes closest to being healed. Here is one quote about the emotional upheaval that often underlies and contributes to the development of eating disorders: Potente la scrittura, ti obbliga a girare la pagina per sapere cosa succede, come va a finire.

I have tried but you can’t, you just can’t wastee the dead. It grants license, exoneration. She is a strong writer but in a very different way as compared unfortunately to Elizabeth Gilbert.

Wasted — Marya Hornbacher

Apr 14, tee rated it really liked it Shelves: I listen to it3x a week. I’m older now and if not better, then at least different, and I do have a more troubled view of the book.


Her doctors and her parents had horbnacher up on her; they were watching her die. A memoir that has the tension and movement of a well-paced novel I recommend this book to people wanting to understand eating disorders, to relatives of someone with anorexia, and to pepple who want a good, real read.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

Just as you cannot tell a person with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder to “just get over it,” the same with eating disorders. Instead we have a book full of her being totally dissociated from the entire ED. Having know bulemics I cared about I have tried to understand – but still do not. Hornbacher is intelligent, avoids cliches and above all, avoids making herself sound good when she can tell the truth instead.

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

View all 3 comments. Sometimes all five at once. They said it contained “tips” and should not be read by people with an ED. There are moments where you can see right into the mind of the author, and you can feel the full range of her emotions, her pain, her desire to live.

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

Please everybody read this book. Genuine and realistic, Wasted is really worth reading. Jul 17, Savina M. Jun 30, Twxitbetwixt rated it it was ok. Interlude – Present Day.


Because, in these charts, even I can see that the girl is lying. She doesn’t give herself enough credit for that.

She goes so far as to acknowledge that she still doesn’t have hornbavher full grasp of understanding her disorder nor does she leave you with a false sense of well-being in the end.

It’s a lonely world to be in when you live with these disorders, and this book conveys that.

Highly recommended if you are hornbachet with an eating disorder, or if you know someone who has one and are trying to understand what they’re going though. A Bipolar Life was that i felt like she truly tapped into what was driving her to do the things she did. She was rea It would be tacky to put this on my “food” shelf, wouldn’t it?

It is a slow, strange meander from sick to mostly well. There is uornbacher fantastic balance between the personal and psychological. We are incredibly perfectionistic.

Apr 13, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: