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Anorexia examining the cult like underbelly of eating disorders in the young as she chronicles her own rehabilitation How to Disappear Completely is a brave candid and emotionally wrenching memoir that explores the physical internal and social ramifications of eating disorders and subverts many of the popularly held notions of the illness and most hopefully the path to recovery. The irony of this book is that Osgood tried so hard to show why her memoir was going to be less triggeringdamagingsalacious than the others but she ended up providing me with a fairly comprehensive list of books I would rather read I immediately bought Wasted and am reading it now finding it both of a deterrent to disordered behaviour than How to Disappear Completely and of a compelling readIt s frustrating to read a book with such an admirable goal Osgood wanted to deconstruct the culture around thinness and food and how deeply harmful it can be while drawing from her own experiences without being triggering or using the details of her disorder to uietly brag about how sick she was fail over and over to be anything other than a bloated self centered scathing dismissal of all other previous sufferers who dared to speak about their disorders I do think there is a tendency in writing about eating disorders especially in fiction especially by authors with no experience with an ED to try to make it horrible but to only succeed in ticking every horrible box that somebody moving into an ED finds appealing That s worthy of critiue and examination and unfortunately is something that Osgood doesn t manage to avoid This book reminded me of the outpouring of well intentioned documentaries and docu series in the mind 2000s that unwittingly exposed thousands of people to thinspo pro ana and a whole host of resources for tipz n trickz I think it would have benefited from some editing to give it structure and a clearer sense of purpose You know what she was trying to do because she tells you kind of I can tell she passionately wants change that will help young people be protected from AN She is well researched and I definitely agree with her views that our media is hungry for details like low weights that take stories meant for awareness and turn them into potential triggers or manuals But her tone is off putting and she circled her point for much longer than necessary talking around and around it until about 88% of the way through when she finally started to try to nail down a point Ultimately I found the first 80% of the book disorganised and unhelpful in terms of where it aimed its criticisms and solutions suggested Osgood s writing is still reasonably enjoyable When it lapses into anecdote instead of lecturing and uoting it can be pretty engaging But she doesn t mesh the two elements together very well If you read without expectations uite as high as mine were for a book with such a good conceptI originally had an almost 3000 word list of things that I found frustrating confusing and contradictory about this book but in the end I just give up

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How to Disappear Completely

Mething one has actively sought out Through her own decade long battle with anorexia which included three lengthy hospitalizations Osgood harrowingly describes the haunting and competitive world of inpatient facilities populated with other adolescents some as young as ten years oldWith attuned storytelling and unflinching introspection Kelsey Osgood unpacks the modern myths of. The author seems very concerned with copycat behaviours people newly anorexic following in the footsteps of those who write about it within books or blogs This seems to have put a lot stress on what the author she feels she can write and I found what I read to be insufficient for someone hoping to learn about the issue plus uncomfortable and disjointed

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She devoured their memoirs and magazine articles committing the most salacious details of their cautionary tales to memory how little they ate their lowest weights and their merciless exercise regimes to learn what it would take to be the very best anorectic When she was hospitalized for anorexia at fifteen she found herself in an existential wormhole how can one suffer from so. Myopic snooty and with such a lack of insight that it pained me to see this to the end I m in concert with everyone else here who s critiued Osgood s universalizing and alienating read elitist rhetoric throughout I d also add that the extreme binary thinking she displays applies also to the ridiculousness of her referring to certain nurses as Carribbean Asian and African American when she never EVER ualifies that all of the other personages are white Also her whirlwind rant on wannarexics and demonization of Horbacher s Wasted which is an important text for MANY of us in recovery are completely self serving and unsubstantiated except through cloistered anecdotal evidenceLittle than privilege speaking its name over and over and over


10 thoughts on “How to Disappear Completely

  1. says:

    It's definitely time for me to give up on this genre Again I really started out wanting to like this book and I was interested in reading a candid analysis of the eating disorder treatment subculture In the end the author does what I find so frustrating in all the other memoirs generalizes her experiences as THE universal recovery experience I can appreciate that she is trying to remove the glamor of illness and provid

  2. says:

    If you're just looking at the back cover copy or various other blurbs it's very hard to tell what this book is about so I'll try to summarize briefly This book is about the culture of anorexia—not just about the disease itself but about how the many books movies articles websites and TV shows about it affect a

  3. says:

    Myopic snooty and with such a lack of insight that it pained me to see this to the end I'm in concert with everyone else here who's critiued O

  4. says:

    The author seems very concerned with copycat behaviours people newly anorexic following in the footsteps of those who write about it within books or blogs This seems to have put a lot stress on what the author sh

  5. says:

    I'd had some great luck recently with reading Anorexia recovery accounts Going Hungry and Gaining were life changing I read the back and was really interested in How to Disappear Completely However upon reading it I found it difficult to get through not in that telling hard truths for personal growth way but in that holy crap this is triggering the daylights out of me kind of wayInitially it seemed like a solid premise

  6. says:

    The only thing good about this book was how it directed me to not read Wasted I immediately returned the shaming book and bought Hornbacher instead

  7. says:

    I don't know how I feel about this one? So let's go on this ride together as I figure it out I feel things for the author and her journey but at the same time I'm so annoyed by her for so many reasons I don't even know where to begin First of all this is part memoir partdissertation about how people develop eatin

  8. says:

    The irony of this book is that Osgood tried so hard to show why her memoir was going to be less triggeringdamagingsalacious than the others but she ended up providing me with a fairly comprehensive list of books I would rat

  9. says:

    Author Kelsey Osgood actively pursued anorexia She describes how at the age of fourteen mesmerized by books about eating disorders she

  10. says:

    Premise wise Osgood sets out to do something that is far too uncommon in this type of memoir she seeks to tell her story without numbers and in a way that will not be triggering that will not glamorise eating disorders I'v

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