Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
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  • I really enjoyed reading this book and actually found myself invested in the protagonist, hoping for her to get well and even getting mad when she refused help and tried to assure everyone around her that she was just fine

    • by Aimee Man Truggal
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      This Marya Hornbacher novel is a memoir about her journey through a life of anorexia and bulimia and back again. This memoir is said to be a favorite among the eating disorder population of today’s youth.

      The author likens eating disorders to Alice going down the rabbit hole and falling.

      She is very brave and takes a lot of risk with


      her writing, holding nothing back, including drug use and abuse, promiscuity, and lying.

      She shows the readers about a true account of one woman’s life with an eating disorder and the associated torture both mentally and physically that comes with it.

      Not only does she recount her life with both anorexia and bulimia and the treatment she went through, but she ...


      • also tells the reader how the truth about getting better, that it is hard.

        Also, she states that an eating disorder is never fully gone but rather looms in the background.

        This striked me as a true statement because when you think of an alcoholic, they are in recovery for life.

        I really enjoyed reading this book and actually found myself invested

        in the protagonist, hoping for her to get well and even getting mad when she refused help and tried to assure everyone around her that she was just fine.

        I felt as if I was going through the journey with her.

        She wrote this memoir with all the brute honesty that you would not expect, which made this work very daring, brave, and brilliant.




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