Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia - 2 Bulimia - Minnesota (1982-1989) Summary & Analysis

Marya Hornbacher
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In this section of Marya's book, she describes the time she spends living with her parents as an adolescent and preteen in Edina, Minnesota. It is at this point in her life that Marya becomes a bulimic. Marya writes that, after her family settles into life in Edina, her parents manage to salvage their relationship. Marya, on the other hand, becomes completely neurotic. Marya is suddenly afraid of everything. She believes prayer will calm her, so Marya begins praying constantly. She begins to talk to herself. She sketches out her days in a planner and becomes hysterical if her day does not go as planned. Marya is devastated when she cannot wear slim sized jeans like her cousin.

Marya also writes that at eight years old, she begins to enter puberty, a growth stage that has never been explained...

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