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Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
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Mar 01, 08

Read in March, 2008

God, there is nothing more tedious than a personal narrative that just goes on and on and on. I admire Ms. Hornbacher's willingness to put everything out there, but I find much of what she writes terribly suspect. Reading it from a non-eating-disordered perspective, I had to wonder if people who had been through this picked it up and thought "wow, that's just what I went through" or "hey, what a good idea, I never thought of doing that". Plus I'm not sure if the fact she's not yet over her illness helps or hurts her point. I wanted to sympathize, I really did, but by the end, I just kinda wanted to give her and her entire family one giant bitch slap. I apologize if that sounds heartless.
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