Wasted Updated Edition: A Memoir Of Anorexia And Bulimia by Marya HornbacherWasted Updated Edition: A Memoir Of Anorexia And Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher

Wasted Updated Edition: A Memoir Of Anorexia And Bulimia

byMarya Hornbacher

Paperback | May 27, 2014

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A classic of psychology and eating disorders, now reissued with an important, and perhaps controversial, new afterword by the author, Wasted is New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher’s highly acclaimed memoir that chronicles her battle with anorexia and bulimia.

Vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching, Wasted is the memoir of how Marya Hornbacher willingly embraced hunger, drugs, sex, and death—until a particularly horrifying bout with anorexia and bulimia in college forever ended the romance of wasting away.

In this updated edition, Hornbacher, an authority in the field of eating disorders, argues that recovery is not only possible, it is necessary. But the journey is not easy or guaranteed. With a different ending to her story that adds a contemporary edge, Wasted continues to be timely and relevant.

Marya Hornbacher is an award-winning journalist and bestselling writer. Her books include the memoirsWasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, which has been published in twelve languages, and theNew York TimesbestsellerMadness: A Bipolar Life; the recovery booksSane: Mental Illness, Addiction, and the Twelve Steps, andWaiting: A Nonbe...
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Title:Wasted Updated Edition: A Memoir Of Anorexia And BulimiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.76 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780062327031

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from An exceptionally well written memoir. I came across this book while randomly browsing the shelves in my local bookstore. I picked it up because even though it did seem long, it also seemed like it would be full of information and insight, which turns out it definitely was! This memoir is written in the perspective of someone presently battling with eating disorders, therefore, I must admit that it can be triggering to some people, however, it also gives you a direct look at the life that the illnesses take over. It shows how peoples lives change and how they and their families and loved ones are affected by these illnesses. This can give more information to those who do not understand eating disorders and it can help educate them to give them a better understanding. It is a very long book, however, it is filled with a lot of content that I find is vital to giving this memoir the meaning that it has. It is very interesting, therefore passes by pretty quickly. Hence, do not get intimidated by the length of it. What I also loved about this book is how every detail of her diagnosis, life, disorder and procedures are explained. It gives you the full look at what eating disorders do to some people. It is an exceptionally well written memoir that I definitely recommend. You will not regret it, and you will finish this memoir with more insight about the topic, more than you thought was possible.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from An exceptionally well written memoir that I definitely recommend. I came across this book while randomly browsing the shelves in my local bookstore. I picked it up because even though it did seem long, it also seemed like it would be full of information and insight, which turns out it definitely was! This memoir is written in the perspective of someone presently battling with eating disorders, therefore, I must admit that it can be triggering to some people, however, it also gives you a direct look at the life that the illnesses take over. It shows how peoples lives change and how they and their families and loved ones are affected by these illnesses. This can give more information to those who do not understand eating disorders and it can help educate them to give them a better understanding. It is a very long book, however, it is filled with a lot of content that I find is vital to giving this memoir the meaning that it has. It is very interesting, therefore passes by pretty quickly. Hence, do not get intimidated by the length of it. What I also loved about this book is how every detail of her diagnosis, life, disorder and procedures are explained. It gives you the full look at what eating disorders do to some people. It is an exceptionally well written memoir that I definitely recommend. You will not regret it, and you will finish this memoir with more insight about the topic, more than you thought was possible.
Date published: 2017-08-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Well written, but could have a negative influence or vulnerable people The book is insightful and well-written. I would caution anyone who is at risk for developing an eating disorder, or who is in recovery that it contains a lot of detail as far as how to hide restricting behaviors, weight loss methods, what she ate, etc which could be detrimental to some readers.
Date published: 2017-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from i love it amazing and honest book about what it feels like to struggle with an eating disorder
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Validating, triggering, and entertaining This a great book to read once an eating disorder patient has accepted that their eating disorder is a problem and how absurd it is. Maria Hornbacher is an excellent writer; she explains experiences with her eating disorder in a witty fashion. This is a very entertaining book. Keep in mind that she wrote this before she was 25. Keep in mind that her story continues in her second book Madness.
Date published: 2017-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great book! the book is positive and uplifting despite the parts that may be triggering to some people
Date published: 2016-11-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from You are not alone... This book is for all of the (restrictive) eating disordered, perfectionists. If you've ever tried to be "perfect" this book will resonate with you on a very deep level. It can be very very triggering if you are not at a stable point in your recovery. At one point I found myself "competing" with Marya and feeling as if I wasn't good enough, skinny enough, sick enough to get better. I put the book down. Walked away and came back to it about a year later. Perfectionism doesn't exist. Balance is best. It is not mediocrity. When balanced I am able to do my best.
Date published: 2015-10-06

Editorial Reviews

“An unsparing, terrifying, razor-edged self-portrait that cuts right into the heart of this most paradoxical of psychological disorders.”