How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia

How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia

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At fourteen, Kelsey Osgood became fascinated by the stories of women who starved themselves. She devoured their memoirs and magazine articles, committing the most salacious details to memory to learn what it would take to be the very best anorexic. When she was hospitalized at fifteen, she found herself in an existential wormhole: how can one suffer from something one has actively sought out? With attuned storytelling and unflinching introspection, Kelsey Osgood unpacks the modern myths of anorexia 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.that they did nothing out of artifice or fear of judgment; rather, they genuinely liked tennis, the country club, summers on the lake, ... before I was born, and she ended her maternity leave when I was four months old, hiring a nanny to take care of me. ... One night not long after this, Maureen tucked herself in next to her sleeping granny only to wake up beside a cold corpse. ... IT TOOK ABOUT A YEAR AND A HALF TO BECOME ANOREXIC after I made the decision, in the winter of myanbsp;...

Title:How to Disappear Completely: On Modern Anorexia
Author:Kelsey Osgood
Publisher:The Overlook Press - 2014-09-30


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