Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia Topics for Discussion

Marya Hornbacher
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Based on her story, what do you believe were the causes of Marya's anorexia? Be specific in your answer. Include cultural, relational and familial causes.

Do you believe Marya's parents were as pro-active as they could have been in her treatment? In what ways could they have been more co-operative with her treatment? Could they have been a better source of support for her to get well?

While in Lowe House, Marya realizes that much of the reason that she is the way she is is because of her own personality. However, instead of accepting herself, Marya chooses to lie about the cause of her eating disorder. Give your opinion of why she does this. Do you believe she would have gotten better had she learned to accept herself?

After reading the section of Marya's book entitled "Present Day" do you believe she has completely healed from...

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