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Wasted : a memoir of anorexia and bulimia / Marya Hornbacher.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Crookston Public Library 616.8526 HOR (Text) 33500013372420 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library 616.8526 HOR (Text) 33500013372438 Main Checked out 04/28/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062327031
  • ISBN: 0062327038
  • ISBN: 0060858796
  • ISBN: 9780060858797
  • Physical Description: 316, 14 pages ; 21 cm
  • Edition: Updated edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 2014.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1998.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-314).
Summary, etc.:
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. The author shares her lifelong battle with bulimia and anorexia, chronicling her secret life of bingeing and purging and her obsession with food and body image, substance abuse, and sex. -- Publisher description.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 January 1998
    /*Starred Review*/ Why, Hornbacher asks in this profoundly distressing chronicle of her struggle with eating disorders, do so many young women suffer from self-hatred, a mania for being thin, and the twisted sense of power self-starvation engenders? Hornbacher entered with the realm of the body-obsessed at the precocious age of nine, came a frail heartbeat away from dying in her teens, and now, at age 23, has the gumption to tell her wrenching story in an effort to expose the societal roots of this complex disease. In spite of coming of age during the 1980s, an allegedly sophisticated and open-minded time, she was denied the same basic information about puberty, sexuality, and self-respect that women have always been denied, a crime made even more deplorable by virtue of the media's glorification of thinness. Hornbacher's severe illness was willfully ignored by every adult in her life, from her parents to her therapists, a failure to recognize the severity of her self-destructiveness appalling in its implications. Hornbacher's courage and candor may help solve the riddle of why young women punish themselves for being female. ((Reviewed January 1 & 15, 1998)) Copyright 2000 Booklist Reviews

Subject: Hornbacher, Marya, 1974- > Health.
Hornbacher, Marya, 1974-
Anorexia nervosa > Patients > United States > Biography.
Bulimia > Patients > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Medical.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > General.
HEALTH & FITNESS > General.
Anorexia nervosa > Patients.
Bulimia > Patients.
Health.
United States.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > General.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY > Medical.
HEALTH & FITNESS > General.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Autobiographies.
Nonfiction.
Autobiographies.

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