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Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia Chapter Summary & Analysis - 6 Lockup - Minneapolis (1991) Summary

Marya Hornbacher
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6 Lockup - Minneapolis (1991) Summary and Analysis

This section of Marya's book deals with the time she spends in Lowe House, the Children's Residential Treatment Center in Minneapolis. The initial pages of this section draw a picture of a Marya who is miserable, who wants to die. Even while at the Methodist Hospital, Marya is throwing up meals into her suitcase. At the point that Marya's vitals stabilize, her insurance company refuses to pay for any more treatment. In addition, Marya is noncompliant so she is discharged from the hospital. At home Marya becomes sicker than she is when she first goes to the hospital. At home, her father holds a thread over Marya's nose to determine is she is still breathing as she sleeps. Within a week after her discharge, Marya loses 12 pounds and is readmitted to the hospital.

Marya writes that she remembers little of that...

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