Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia - Introduction Summary & Analysis

Marya Hornbacher
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In her introduction Marya Hornbacher writes about an experience she has with another anorexic who has just been released from the hospital. Jane is shy as she tries to eat as a normal person. Marya is encouraging the girl when Jane suddenly tells her that her heart feels funny. Marya recognizes the signs of a possible impending heart attack and rushes Jane to the emergency room. As they drive to the emergency room, Marya knows what it is that Jane is feeling because she has felt the same pains herself. Marya worries that Jane will die before they reach the hospital. Once they arrive at the hospital Marya becomes frustrated because the doctor does not recognize the serious nature of Jane's condition. In fact, Marya yells at the doctor because he refuses to listen to her. Marya's choice of this introductory story shows not only...

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