Wasted

A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

by Marya Hornbacher

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  • 0061755559
  • 9780060858797
  • 9780061755552
  • 9780060775353
  • 9780060775339
  • 9780060775346

Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and 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. A vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching memoir, Wasted is the story of one woman's travels to reality's darker side -- and her decision to find her way back on her own terms.


  • HarperCollins; March 2009
  • ISBN: 9780060775353
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: Wasted
  • Author: Marya Hornbacher
  • Imprint: HarperCollins e-books
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061755559
  • 9780060858797
  • 9780061755552
  • 9780060775353
  • 9780060775339
  • 9780060775346

In The Press

“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. Yes, this one is not to be missed.”

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0061755559
  • 9780060858797
  • 9780061755552
  • 9780060775353
  • 9780060775339
  • 9780060775346