Biography

Marya Hornbacher

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.

Marya Hornbacher

Books by Marya Hornbacher

by Marya Hornbacher - Memoir, Nonfiction

Marya Hornbacher tells her story through scenes of astonishing visceral and emotional power. She takes us inside her own desperate attempts to counteract violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. How Hornbacher fights her way up from a madness that all but destroys her, and what it is like to live in a difficult and sometimes beautiful life and marriage -- where bipolar always beckons -- is at the center of this brave and heart-stopping memoir.