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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia - 2 Bulimia Summary & Analysis

Marya Hornbacher
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2 Bulimia Summary and Analysis

In the same way Marya uses bulimia to fill her emotional void, she begins to use sex to try to fill this same void. Since Marya learns about sex on her own, she does not know about birth control or even how babies are actually made. At fourteen, Marya becomes pregnant. She fishes for answers from her friends and mother concerning what she should do if she were to ever get pregnant. One night at dinner, Marya feels a snap and is sick to her stomach. Her body spontaneously aborts her baby that night in the bathroom of her parents' house. Even as she stands up from the toilet after the miscarriage is finished, Marya is distracted by how fat she thinks her thighs are.

Note that this chapter includes many references to the book Alice in Wonderland. Marya refers to Alice's many physical changes...

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