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

Marya Hornbacher
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In this final section, Marya writes about her life with the aftermath of her eating disorder. She suffers with a low pulse rate which often makes it difficult for her to wake up. She often gets dizzy and falls. When Marya goes to the gym, she realizes she has lost weight. She is scared because the idea of weight loss still makes her proud. Despite her weight loss, she runs on the treadmill for one and one half hours. After the exercise Marya passes out in the shower. Marya also indicates she often wakes at night with her heart beating an uneven rhythm, believing she is having a heart attack. As her pulse drops into the thirties, Marya falls into sleep.

This section seems to depict the true aftermath of Marya's anorexia. Although she is "recovered" Marya still has anorexic tendencies as are...

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