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Ay 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. Edited to add disclaimer PLEASE err on the side of extreme caution if you are recovering from ED or were planning to share this book with a young person who may be in a vulnerable position As someone who has struggled from an ED myself I can say that this book contains many things that could trigger you It also contains graphic detail of how to hide food how to get rid of food how to trick people etc Basic Summary Well I think the title sort of covers it It's a memoir of the author's hellish descent into the dark world of Anorexia and Bulimia The Pros I think this is an important book a book that really needed to be written and put in the hands of everyone If I thought he would understand I would hand this off to my boyfriend and tell him that every girl healthy or not has felt similar to Marya in their lives in their judgments of themselves their food etc Not many to her extent but I would say this book can strike a chord with just about all women to some degree I admire her forthrightness her bluntness and her bravery for writing this book I especially think the last 20 pages of her book are very powerful Just for their striking honesty and the light they shed on the after math of a life ravaged by eating disorders often silently By rule I almost never give 5 star ratings to even my favorite books but I had to pull one out for this bookThe Cons She is not a natural writer in my opinion If Lynne Truss author of grammar book Eats Shoots Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation were to see this book I fear she would fall into cardiac arrest It's an abomination on the English language She has a Thing About seemingly Random Capitalization and abundant use of uotations that are arbitrary Sometimes in the middle of a sentence she will use an exclamation point where I think italics might have done the trick She has footnotes which are at times used just fine and mark a specific articlestudyauthoretc Other times as I just read the footnote is nearly half a page long and just seems like she should have included it in regular print as a part of her story As the footnotes are generally her elaborating on a subject Which in a memoir does not usually warrant a long footnote but rather a new paragraph instead As you see these are technical notes and nitpicks I have no ualms about her subject or storyMemorable uotations1 I hold my breath and shut my eyes when I pull on a pair of jeans in the dressing room afraid they will now as then get stuck at my hips and there i will stand absurd staring at the excess of hips that should if I were a good person be slim 2 Bear in mind people with eating disorders tend to be both competitive and intelligent We are incredibly perfectionistic We often excel in school athletics artistic pursuits We also tend to uit without warning Refuse to go to school drop out uit jobs leave lovers move lose all our money We get sick of being impressive Rather we tire of having to seem impressive As a rule most of never really believed we were any good in the first place3 I was really annoyed when told I was going to die and rather petulantly went Well fuck you then I won't After being told she would only have a week left to live at 52 pounds

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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 s. Possibly the finest auto biography I have ever read People who have suffered from EDs will complain that this book is packed full of triggers but so is America's Next Top Model and I can't say anything about the uality of THAT writing This book is a genuine gripping story of a youth literally thrown away in favor of madness For anyone who has not suffered from some incarnation of disordered eating it will seem surreal and at times utterly unbelievable The book is effortlessly fluid 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 Most of the other characters seem two dimensional but you get the impression that they seemed that way to her at the time as though they were experienced in a dream Wasted follows the life of the author from her strange and sudden plunge into anorexia and bulimia as a child all the way to her current state of semi recovery She goes from moderately neurotic to waiting patiently at death's doorstop to being almost normal recounting for us her audience all the stops along the way She goes through an utterly excruciating journey and finally comes out the other end not intact and not happily ever after but aliveIt is both victorious and tragic disturbing and moving and I cannot recommend it highly enough

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Ense 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 aw. 35 starsI once had an eating disorder several years ago so I appreciate Marya Hornbacher's unflinching honesty in Wasted She holds nothing back in this memoir sharing the immense pain that accompanies anorexia and bulimia the preoccupation with calories that takes over your life the obsession with food that steals your energy from your passions and the shame and guilt that comes with not feeling strong enough to resist your disorder Published in 1997 Wasted may have very well served as one of this country's first exposures to eating disorders Thus I applaud Hornbacher's courage in providing us with such a raw and vulnerable look into her life Here is one uote about the emotional upheaval that often underlies and contributes to the development of eating disorders All of us carry around countless bags of dusty old knickknacks dated from childhood collected resentments long lists of wounds of greater or lesser significance glorified memories absolute certainties that later turn out to be wrong Humans are emotional pack rats These bags define us My baggage made me someone I did not want to be a cringing girl a sensitive plant a needy greedy sort of thing I began at an early age to try to rid myself o my bags I began to construct a new role I made a plan When I was six I wrote it down with my green calligraphy pen and buried it in the backyard My plan To get thin To be great To get outDespite my appreciation for Hornbacher's memoir as a whole I did not enjoy its lack of organization She jumps around between times and settings in an often incomprehensible way Her prose has a tendency to fall into an unrefined stream of consciousness that trends toward unfiltered emotional catharsis than an understandable conception of her life You could say that this messy writing highlights the disorientation that comes with an eating disorder However I would argue that writers have an obligation to readers in particular to vulnerable younger readers to do their best to display some of their healing alongside their pain or at least their path toward healingThis lack of emphasis on recovery makes me skeptical of Hornbacher's motives Of course I believe her narrative and feel honored and awed that she shared it with us At the same time in some ways Wasted glorifies eating disorders instead of portraying them as horrid illnesses we must strive to prevent and rail against I wish that Hornbacher had spent time describing her recovery as well as the joys and challenges that accompanied it I will end this review with a passage toward the very end of the book about strength It is not a sudden leap from sick to well It is a slow strange meander from sick to mostly well The misconception that eating disorders are a medical disease in the traditional sense is not helpful here There is no 'cure' A pill will not fix it though it may help Ditto therapy ditto food ditto endless support from family and friends You fix it yourself It is the hardest thing that I have ever done and I found myself stronger for doing it Much strongerNever never underestimate the power of desire If you want to live badly enough you can live Scalped, Vol. 6: The Gnawing embraced her anorexia and bulimia until a particularly horrifying bout with the disease in college put the romance of wasting aw. 35 starsI once had an Abuse of Power - 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