Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.) by Marya Hornbacher Take It For What It IsI fell for the great American dream, female version, hook, line, and sinker,Marya Hornbacher writes. I, as many young women do, honest-to-Godbelieved that once I Just Lost a Few Pounds, suddenly I would be a NewYou, I would have Ken-doll men chasing my thin legs down with bouquetsof flowers on the street, I would become rich and famous and glamorousand lose my freckles and become blond and five foot ten. Hornbacherdescribes in shocking detail her lifelong quest to starve herself to death, toforce her short, athletic body to fade away. She remembers telling afriend, at age 4, that she was on a diet. Her bizarre tale includes not onlythe usual puking and starving, but also being confined to mental hospitalsand growing fur (a phenomenon called lanugo, which nature imposes tokeep a body from freezing to death during periods of famine).Features:* Click here to view our Condition Guide and Shipping PricesWasted is a memoir. It is not a psychology textbook or a guide torecovering from eating disorders.Hornbacher tells her own story--no more, no less. She does so in agripping, urgent matter and is nothing like the boring, one-dimensionalgoody-two-shoes Best Little Girl In the World anorexic stereotype. Thisseems to bother some readers, but not me. Hornbacher is a memoirist, nota psychiatrist.Just take Wasted for what it is--and take Hornbacher for who she is! For More 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia (P.S.) by Marya Hornbacher - 5 Star Customer Reviews and Lowest Price!