Wasted by Marya Hornbacher

298 pages first pub 1997 (editions)

nonfiction memoir psychology challenging informative sad medium-paced


Why would a talented young woman enter into a torrid affair with hunger, drugs, sex, and death? Through five lengthy hospital stays, endless therapy, and the loss of family, friends, jobs, and all sense of what it means to be "normal," Marya Hornb...

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