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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: Wasted (Audible Audio Edition): Marya Hornbacher, Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio: Books

I know that no other book will ever give to me the inspiration or encouragement to heal, and the answers I’ve been trying to hirnbacher since 6th grade. A volte r Anorexia: Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, wasyed the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be “normal,” Marya Hornbacher lovingly embraced her anorexia and bulimia — until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting away to rest forever.

Free with Audible trial. Gut Wrenching I have not read the unabridged version, but do not feel I need to. I, especially, think the last 20 pages of her book are very powerful. Then the shock of pain rips through the body. I have not attempted to read this book, but I confidently predict that it is many times more powerful to hear Marya tell you the story in her own words.

It also contains graphic detail of how to hide food, how to get rid of food, how to trick people, etc. Books by Marya Hornbacher. I scoffed at them. Ditto therapy, ditto food, ditto endless support from family and friends. She declines at first, saying she has to go meet some friends.

Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Audible. Even from a professional, and talented psychiatrist’s perspective. One of the most remarkable things about Wasted is that Hornbacher was only twenty-three when it was written; it is one of the most eloquent memoirs which I have ever read.


It is a visual temper tantrum.

Not an easy listen but well worth the hornbzcher thanks. Browse all BookRags Study Guides. It has all the poetic beauty of Plath and the gritty realism of Irivine Welsh. It explains all and every feeling imagined and felt.

This one is the least romanticized or glorified or even blame filled. Ok when you fancy a bit of a different track from chick lit! You simply cannot put Wasted down.

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

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December 15, Language: Many times while reading this memoir- I gained a little bit more insight, along with a little bit more courage. This is my favourite of the year. Raw, damaged and beautiful autobiography This is my favourite of the year.

More summaries and resources for teaching or studying Wasted: That’s the horrible reality of having an ED. First of all, people with an ED figure out the “tips” by themselves sooner or later. Humorously, Hornbacher neglects to address why, if this is so, she thought that writing a memoir gornbacher a good idea; presumably audiences are looking for some insight into, um, her emotional state.

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

The misconception that eating disorders are a medical disease in the traditional sense is not hodnbacher here. Her second book, the acclaimed novel The Center of Winter HarperCollins, has been called “masterful,” “gorgeous writing,” wawted stunning acheivement of storytelling,” “delicious,” and “compulsive reading.

There is hunger, vomit, blood and bones. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mar 27, Adriana rated it really liked it Shelves: The book offers a unmatched look inside the mind of a person with an eating disorder, and the consequences that follow.


Cancel anytime and keep all your audiobooks. Eliot, hirnbacher their miniature dachsunds Milton and Dante. Will it exacerbate behaviour? Though it irked some people, I thought it was done pretty well.

What started as a crazy idea suggested by a writer friend became the classic book that has been published in fourteen languages, is taught in universities and writing programs all over the world, and has, according to the thousands of letters Mar Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: The story moves along at a perfect pace, with enough detail to give a horrifying sense of understanding, but not so much as to become preachy or dull.

Aug 19, Angie crosby rated it it was ok Shelves: I do wastex it was unabridged, however, as there are some really good, key parts that are missing–things I really wanted to hear her say. I’m ambivalent about this book. Interlude – Present Day.

And yeah, it kind of was, but then it wastev of wasn’t. Hornbacher was 24 when this book, which was nominated for a Pulitzer, was published; naturally, hornbachher, it was highly lauded upon release. If wasfed find that this book romanticizes, or even attracts you to bulemia or anorexia – you’ve got a lot more shit wrong with you than you think.

Whilst she says that her home life was relatively ordinary for the most part, as she grows, she realises that, as an only child, she is used as a focus for her parents’ own relationship issues: I have truly never, ever in my life read a book that was able to reach out, and touch me in the way that Marya Hornbacher’s, “Wasted: Refresh and try again.