Wasted A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

ISBN-10: 0060930934

ISBN-13: 9780060930936

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marya Hornbacher

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Why would a talented young girl go through the looking glass and step into a netherworld where up is down and food is greed, where death is honor and flesh is weak? Why enter into a love affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Marya Hornbacher sustains both anorexia and bulimia through five lengthy hospitalizations, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and ultimately, any sense of what it means to be "normal." By the time she is in college, Hornbacher is in the grip of a bout with anorexia so horrifying that it will forever put to rest the romance of wasting away. In this vivid, emotionally wrenching memoir, she re-created the experience and illuminated that tangle of personal, family, and cultural causes underlying eating disorders. Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to the darker side of reality, and her decision to find her way back--on her own terms.
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 1/15/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Marya Hornbacher�s memoir �Wasted� was published to critical acclaim in 1998, and her novel �The Centre of Winter� was published in 2005. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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