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A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia

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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 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.

From Publishers Weekly

Apr 16, 2012 – Powell (The Interrogative Mood) asks what happens to a novel when it s stripped of exposition, setting, and plot. What remains is dialogue, the sort of ribald dialogue that Barry Hannah s liars might cast out over the water, pining for sex, drink, and some answers. Here, two old nameless weirdly agreeable dudes talk in circles about suicide, childhood, and split-shot fishing weights, and wonder aloud if they might go to the liquor bunker or go down to the creek and stare Despair down in their not upscale neighborhood. They re nearly as funny as Beckett s Vladimir and Estragon an inevitable comparison for a duo who point out the word action is not even a verb. But Beckett s characters are played by real men who move about a stage and fight with other players and wait with purpose. Our dime-store philosophers wait for no one but themselves to engage the world bravely and become men. No one arrives not Pozzo, or Lucky, or even a messenger yet the novel s penetrating, playful words manage to pick impossibly heavy shit up and deliver what one of the characters calls the perfect nonsense a real dream makes.

Customer Reviews


I demand a refund. I own the actual book, and this ebook has completely butchered it. The first thing I noticed were the typos - too many to count, and there are none in the book. Second is word word replacement. Third is cutting out complete scenes! Why do this? I am outraged and want my money back.


Excellent book, would read over and over if I had the time.

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  • $12.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Published: Mar 17, 2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
  • Seller: HarperCollins
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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