Wasted By Marya Hornbacher is the memoir of this womans struggle with anorexia and bulimia. Marya used wit, intelligence and sharp words which will hit you hard and make you think twice before you skip your breakfast again. The plot is based on different events of Maryas Life which relate to her eating disorder, includes flash backs and effective imagery.
Hornbachers sharp tongue and clever insight on anorexia/bulimia makes the book informative yet still you do not want to put down the book for hours on end. Each page has some information included on studies from eating disorders and quotations from other related books
The review of this Book prepared by Lisa Boyle
This is a factual account of a 32-year-old's experience of anorexia and bulimia over a fourteen year period. The book starts with her childhood in California and moves through to a period where she only weighed 52 pounds.
The book is not just about her experiences with food. It is also about her struggle with society in an era when to be thin was everything; when every woman wanted to be rich and thin. It is about one woman's desperate desire to counter the cultural voice that tells her she is "too much, too much, too much" It is a memoir of a nerotic young woman's attempt to kill herself by refusing food. This book sheds light on the psychology of all women who fear gaining weight.
She leads us through her short life - the five hospitalizations, the spell in a mental asylum, the botched education.
The review of this Book prepared by Rachael Howe