The Bottom Line: A graphic autobiographical account of a young woman's struggles. Marya is a very talented author, making "Wasted" an intense emotional journey into the depths of an eating disordered mind.
Wasted is the autobiographical account of a young woman's struggles with both anorexia and bulimia from age 9 through her young adult years. The author, Marya Hornbachner, was only in her early 20s at the time of the book's publication.
This book is a no-holes-barred account of the dark psychological side of eating disorders. This graphic autobiographical account is not for the faint at heart. Marya tells how it really is to live with these mind-consuming diseases.
The book occasionally changes gears and includes a few chapters in which Marya is actually researching and writing the book.
This is the most accurate account of eating disorders I have ever read. Marya is a very talented, well spoken woman who writes beautifully. Her diction and phraseology are excellent, making "Wasted" a very intense literary experience.