I read this book around last Spring. After reading a sample of it, I couldn’t resist purchasing it. The story is intriguing from beginning to end. The author’s writing is key to telling the story–the prose is beautiful and captivating. I don’t think I would have been as interested in the book had it not been for Hornbacher’s skill at writing her own story so brilliantly. It is a dark tale, but a necessary one to hear. It informs us of the psyche of an eating disordered person, and how difficult it can be for both the person and those that are close to the person.
Something that I took away from the book: An eating disorder is never cured, you can only learn how to deal with it. The difficult part is coping with it, because it is an everyday thing. For her mental and physical struggle, and for sharing her story, I have to give kudos to Marya Hornbacher. Powerful story. Powerful book.