Wasted Updated Edition
A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
"An unsparing, terrifying, razor-edged self-portrait that cuts right into the heart of this most paradoxical of psychological disorders." -- Patricia Chao author of Monkey King
A classic of psychology and eating disorders, now reissued with an important, and perhaps controversial, new afterword by the author, Wasted is New York Times bestselling author Marya Hornbacher's highly acclaimed memoir that chronicles her battle with anorexia and bulimia.
Vivid, honest, and emotionally wrenching, Wasted is the memoir of how Marya Hornbacher willingly embraced hunger, drugs, sex, and death--until a particularly horrifying bout with anorexia and bulimia in college forever ended the romance of wasting away.
In this updated edition, Hornbacher, an authority in the field of eating disorders, argues that recovery is not only possible, it is necessary. But the journey is not easy or guaranteed. With a different ending to her story that adds a contemporary edge, Wasted continues to be timely and relevant.
About this Author
Marya Hornbacher is an award-winning journalist and bestselling writer. Her books include the memoirsWasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, which has been published in twelve languages, and theNew York TimesbestsellerMadness: A Bipolar Life; the recovery booksSane: Mental Illness, Addiction, and the Twelve Steps, andWaiting: A Nonbeliever's Higher Power; and the novelThe Center of Winter. She teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Northwestern University and lives in Chicago.
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