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Wasted

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A retired career anorexic examines herself and her, and our, culture in a masterpiece of confessional literature.At the age of four Marya Hornbacher looked in a mirror and decided she was fat. At nine, she was bulimic. At twelve, she was anorexic. By the time she was eighteen, shed been hospitalized five times, once in the loony bin. Her doctors and her parents had given up on her; they were watching her die. But Marya decided to live. Four years on, now 22, here is her harrowing tale, powerfully told in a virtuoso mix of memoir, cultural criticism and psychological examination.Here is the amazingly articulate fury of a clever woman made stupid by her culture, who threw away her teenage years in a continuous cycle of bingeing and vomiting or just plain starvation.The first book to explore, from the inside, the intimate relationship between eating disorders and 1990s cultures historically unprecedented obsession with body, diet and gender; not a testimony to a miracle cure, but the story of one womans travels to the darker side of reality, and her decision to find her way back, on her own terms.Hornbacher is articulate, clever, and has all the persuasive zeal of a convert, furious at the pressures that made her what she was. Paradoxically, her painful journey is also gripping anddare one say it.entertaining in a way that no fiction could ever be. A compulsive read. Publishing News; A gritty unflinching look at eating disorders written from the raw disintegrated centre of young pain with stark candour and power. New York Times The slimming industry is worth D1billion in GB alone The UK has 3.5 million anorexics and bulimics

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ISBN-10:
0006550894
ISBN-13:
9780006550891
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Flamingo

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A retired career anorexic examines herself and her, and our, culture in a masterpiece of confessional literature.At the age of four Marya Hornbacher looked in a mirror and decided she was fat. At nine, she was bulimic. At twelve, she was anorexic. By the time she was eighteen, shed been hospitalized five times, once in the loony bin. Her doctors and her parents had given up on her; they were watching her die. But Marya decided to live. Four years on, now 22, here is her harrowing tale, powerfully told in a virtuoso mix of memoir, cultural criticism and psychological examination.Here is the amazingly articulate fury of a clever woman made stupid by her culture, who threw away her teenage years in a continuous cycle of bingeing and vomiting or just plain starvation.The first book to explore, from the inside, the intimate relationship between eating disorders and 1990s cultures historically unprecedented obsession with body, diet and gender; not a testimony to a miracle cure, but the story of one womans travels to the darker side of reality, and her decision to find her way back, on her own terms.Hornbacher is articulate, clever, and has all the persuasive zeal of a convert, furious at the pressures that made her what she was. Paradoxically, her painful journey is also gripping anddare one say it.entertaining in a way that no fiction could ever be. A compulsive read. Publishing News; A gritty unflinching look at eating disorders written from the raw disintegrated centre of young pain with stark candour and power. New York Times The slimming industry is worth D1billion in GB alone The UK has 3.5 million anorexics and bulimics

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Used: good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0006550894
ISBN-13:
9780006550891
Publisher:
Flamingo

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