Marya Hornbacher

“You begin to forget what it means to live. You forget things. You forget that you used to feel all right. You forget what it means to feel all right because you feel like shit all the time, and you can't remember what it was like before. People take the feeling of full for granted. They take for granted the feeling of steadiness, of hands that do not shake, heads that do not ache, throats not raw with bile and small rips of fingernails forced to haste to the gag spot. Stomachs that do not begin to wake up in the night, calves and thighs knotting in muscles that are beginning to eat away at themselves. they may or may not be awakened at night by their own inexplicable sobs.”


Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia
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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher
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