Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia - 8 Summary & Analysis

Marya Hornbacher
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This section of Marya's book covers her time spent in Washington at American University. Although Marya admits that she is quite thin, she continues to lose weight. She has stopped eating almost entirely. Marya cuts back her system of caloric intake to the point she is living on only 320 calories each day. In addition, Marya writes that she does not sleep during her time in Washington. She refers to her lifestyle as suicidal.

While taking classes at American University, Marya also works as the managing editor for a wire service. During the chaos of the Clinton election, it is a wonderful time for her to break back into the journalism field. Soon Marya is working more than 40 hours at her job, as well as carrying a 4.0 grade point average.

Marya remembers going out with friends to drink. She meets a guy named Jeff who has sex with...

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