Marya Hornbacher works as a freelance editor and writer and maintains her day-to-day battle with her eating disorders. She is the winner of the White Award for Best Feature Story of 1993, for her Minneapolis Star Tribune article, "Wasted," and has just received the Women of Inspiration Award from the American Anorexia Bulimia Association. After a relapse in 1994, after completing Wasted, she resumed her leap-of-faith battle. "It's exhausting," as she writes in Wasted, "but it is a fight I believe in." She currently lives in California, where she is at work on her first novel.