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Reading Eating Disorders

Writings on Bulimia and Anorexia as Confessions of American Culture


Greta Olson

Contents: Eating Disorders and their Causes – Perspectives on Literary Accounts of Eating Disorders – Jenefer Shute’s Life Size: A Socially Critical and Confessional Account of an Anorectic’s Hospitalization – Stephanie Grant’s The Passion of Alice: An Ironic Take on the Atmosphere of Coerced Confession at an Eating Disorder Clinic – Marya Hornbacher’s Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia: The Apotheosis of Confession.