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Wasted by Marya Hornbacher
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Mar 16, 2008

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bookshelves: non-fiction, sociology, teen, memoir-and-autobiography
Read in December, 2007

Wasted makes for rather a tough read (I found myself recoiling from the page as the author recounts some of her experiences with anorexia/bulimia), but it's a worthwhile one. Hornbacher both understands eating disorders from personal experience and is sharp enough to have researched and analyzed why/how/when people develop them. Therefore, it's a memoir with a sociology/psychology twist. My only criticism is that Hornbacher's writing style is, um, artistic -- often distractingly so.
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