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Rebecca Mead: Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia by Marya Hornbacher, 21 May 1998

Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia 
by Marya Hornbacher.
Flamingo, 298 pp., £12.99, March 1998, 0 00 255880 7
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... of the subject. Anoretics – the correct medical term for the anorexia-sufferer, on which Hornbacher insists – are typically high achievers and perfectionists; they tend to be proud of their ability to get thinner than anyone else. So even though this girl looked like a Belsen victim, sick and consummately unenviable, it was hard not to think that ...

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