Marya Hornbacher Wasted

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A ‘retired career anorexic’ examines herself and her, and our, culture in a masterpiece of confessional literature.

At the age of four Marya Hornbacher looked in a mirror and decided she was fat. At nine, she was bulimic. At twelve, she was anorexic. By the time she was eighteen, she’d been hospitalized five times, once in the loony bin. Her doctors and her parents had given up on her; they were watching her die. But Marya decided to live. Four years on, now 22, here is her harrowing tale, powerfully told in a virtuoso mix of memoir, cultural criticism and psychological examination.

Here is the amazingly articulate fury of a clever woman made stupid by her culture, who threw away her teenage years in a continuous cycle of bingeing and vomiting or just plain starvation.

The first book to explore, from the inside, the intimate relationship between eating disorders and 1990s culture’s historically unprecedented obsession with body, diet and gender; not a testimony to a miracle cure, but 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.

‘Hornbacher is articulate, clever, and has all the persuasive zeal of a convert, furious at the pressures that made her what she was. Paradoxically, her painful journey is also gripping and…dare one say it….entertaining in a way that no fiction could ever be. A compulsive read.’ Publishing News; ‘A gritty unflinching look at eating disorders written from the raw disintegrated centre of young pain with stark candour and power.’ New York Times
• The slimming industry is worth £1billion in GB alone
• The UK has 3.5 million anorexics and bulimics

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Paperback. Pub Date :1999-01-04 Pages: 304 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins UK Aretired career anorexic examines herself and her. and our. culture in a masterpiece of confessional literature.At the age of four Marya Hornbacher looked in a mirror and decided she was fat At nine. she was bulimic At twelve. she was anorexic By the time she was eighteen. shed been hospitalized five times. once in the loony bin Her doctors and her parents had given up on her....; they were watching her die. But Marya decided to live. Four years on. now 22. here is her harrowing tale. powerfully told in a virtuoso mix of memoir. cultural criticism and psychological examination.Here is the amazingly articulate fury of a clever woman made stupid by her culture. who threw away her teenage years in a continuous cycle of bingeing and vomiting or just plain starvation.The first book to explore...

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A scary but tentatively triumphant memoir....[Told] with grace, sharp humor and candor. --San Francisco Chronicle"

Her book will be value not only to fellow sufferers: Any woman who has ever been made gleeful by the diminishing of her physical self will gain from reading this painful and sharp-boned account. --Newsday"

Hornbacher writes like an artist, shaping her themes without self-pity or self-importance, wondering with intelligence why the dissatisfaction everyone feels with life is so often blamed on the female body. --Village Voice"

Startlingly frank, breathtakingly emotive. --Elle"

Stunning...A tortured-yet-compelling account of a life spent bingeing, purging, and starving...A primal scream of a story sure to resonate even with those who possess a healthy attitude toward food and weight. --Glamour"

Stunning..a tortured-yet-compelling account of a life spent bingeing, purging, and starving..A primal scream of a story sure to resonate even with those who possess a healthy attitude toward food and weight. --Glamour"

This is a terrifically well-written book, completely devoid of self-pity. --Entertainment Weekly"

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

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. --Dorothy Allison"

Powerful, compelling, intelligent....A memoir that has the tension and movement of a well-paced novel. You simply cannot put Wasted down. --San Diego Union Tribune"

"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."--Dorothy Allison

"A scary but tentatively triumphant memoir....[Told] with grace, sharp humor and candor."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Her book will be value not only to fellow sufferers: Any woman who has ever been made gleeful by the diminishing of her physical self will gain from reading this painful and sharp-boned account. "--Newsday

"Hornbacher writes like an artist, shaping her themes without self-pity or self-importance, wondering with intelligence why the dissatisfaction everyone feels with life is so often blamed on the female body."--Village Voice

"Powerful, compelling, intelligent....A memoir that has the tension and movement of a well-paced novel. You simply cannot put Wasted down."--San Diego Union Tribune

"Startlingly frank, breathtakingly emotive."--Elle

"Stunning...A tortured-yet-compelling account of a life spent bingeing, purging, and starving...A primal scream of a story sure to resonate even with those who possess a healthy attitude toward food and weight."--Glamour

"Stunning..a tortured-yet-compelling account of a life spent bingeing, purging, and starving..A primal scream of a story sure to resonate even with those who possess a healthy attitude toward food and weight."--Glamour

"This is a terrifically well-written book, completely devoid of self-pity."--Entertainment Weekly

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

-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.---Dorothy Allison

-A scary but tentatively triumphant memoir....[Told] with grace, sharp humor and candor.---San Francisco Chronicle

-Her book will be value not only to fellow sufferers: Any woman who has ever been made gleeful by the diminishing of her physical self will gain from reading this painful and sharp-boned account. ---Newsday

-Hornbacher writes like an artist, shaping her themes without self-pity or self-importance, wondering with intelligence why the dissatisfaction everyone feels with life is so often blamed on the female body.---Village Voice

-Powerful, compelling, intelligent....A memoir that has the tension and movement of a well-paced novel. You simply cannot put Wasted down.---San Diego Union Tribune

-Startlingly frank, breathtakingly emotive.---Elle

-Stunning...A tortured-yet-compelling account of a life spent bingeing, purging, and starving...A primal scream of a story sure to resonate even with those who possess a healthy attitude toward food and weight.---Glamour

-Stunning..a tortured-yet-compelling account of a life spent bingeing, purging, and starving..A primal scream of a story sure to resonate even with those who possess a healthy attitude toward food and weight.---Glamour

-This is a terrifically well-written book, completely devoid of self-pity.---Entertainment Weekly

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

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