Book Review: Wasted

Series: “Accepting Our Appearance”

Book Review: Wasted

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LET’S THINK…

IF YOU COULD CREATE A BOOK ABOUT YOUR LIFE’S STORY, WHAT KIND OF BOOK WOULD IT BE? DO YOU THINK YOUR BOOK COULD HELP PEOPLE?

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Self‑development begins with the desire to better ourselves. We must monitor our behavior, check out thoughts, forgive ourselves, and seek enlightenment.

 The quest for self acceptance is life long: the journey can be bitter and full of decay or a practice of patience and compassion.

 Wasted book

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The memoir Wasted is written by Marya Hornbacher. The book documents a period from adolescence into early adulthood. Marya details her affliction with hunger, drugs, sex, and body‑image. She describes multiple bouts of intensive therapy, along with her being hospitalized and institutionalized.

The story is disturbingly truthful and raw; it permits an inside look of being plagued by dysfunctional thinking. Marya’s self‑destructive lifestyle pushes her to neglect the world, for the sake of her appearance; her familial, social, and occupational ties are severely affected, causing her to lose touch with reality. Through artistically crafted prose, Wasted exemplifies the complexity of deprivation, discipline, and conditioning.   The story recognizes how limitations and failure create an insatiable dissatisfaction of the self. Similarly, the book touches on the hazards of perfectionism, the perils of an overly‑competitive mindset, and the plight of manipulation.

We must be courageous enough to tell our own story…our lives can help others, just as others can help our lives.

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6 thoughts on “Book Review: Wasted

  1. I’ll have to check out the book, sounds like a good read.

    I like that she discusses “the perils of an overly‑competitive mindset”. We live in a society where everybody must be the best and so many people will disregard human decency to reach the top. It is especially easy to get lost in that way of thinking in college. I think it’s important to focus on the things that truly matter in order to keep your sanity!

    • For sure! If you click the link for the book, there’s a full length copy there for you to read…check it out!

      Western culture is known for the imperial need to compete and take over, so it’s important to see how this mind set can trickle down into how we live…especially in places like school and work…those are the hot spots!

  2. I have been reading your blogs which has inspired me to write my next blog and i would like to mention that…not specifically cite, but i wanted to be sure that was okay?

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