Wasted should be required reading for anyone who works with those suffering from eating disorders. The development of the character is incredibly well written and well done. The story is very easy to follow and easy to relate too. The detail with which the author describes her anguish and pain is captivating. I found myself instantly drawn in by her tales of pain, embarrassment, and shame. I enjoyed following the story as the author found herself … more
It seems strange to list such a raw, painful, and graphic account of eating disorders as among one's favorite books, but in all honesty, it is. I've read it at least five times, mostly in my high school and early college years. I did not personally struggle with an eating disorder of the same caliber as the author, Marya Hornbacher, but I believe any girl who has experienced adolescence would grasp how this need would start. Marya Hornbacher has spent a fair amount of … more
This book really gives a great insight to people who suffer from eating disorders. The honesty throughout her struggles is beyond me. I think this book also raises great awareness on a potentially deadly issue our society faces.
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