Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Marya Hornbacher
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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Disconnection with the mind and body is a theme that continually occurs throughout the novel. Give three examples of where and when Marya feels disconnected. Be sure to explain the circumstances.

Essay Topic 2

How do friends and family blind themselves to Marya's issues? Describe 5 instances in which they have expressed their ignorance. escribe 2 instances where people actually noticed Marya's issues.

Essay Topic 3

From reading the novel, Marya has given the reader several symptoms of bulimia and anorexia. List out 5 examples of actions or behaviors that anorexics and bulimics typically display.

Essay Topic 4

Marya explains that anorexics have more control than bulimics. Anorexics are capable of completely neglecting their body. They also think they can exist without their bodies. What does this reasoning mean? How can someone live without their body?

Essay Topic 5

Marya considers bulimics to be very passionate and filled with desires. They, in her...

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