[BOOKS] ✫ How to Disappear Completely ✭ Kelsey Osgood – Higo2cam.info

How to Disappear Completely I read this book a couple of weeks ago and am still thinking about it I usually steer away from memoirs but this book is so muchthan that The author, a recovering anorexic, spendstime writing about the why people become anorexic than rehashing her experience Yes, she ended up in therapy and in the hospital, but it was her decision to anorexic that I think brings out the why this book is different and makes it well worth reading Osgood says she just decided one day as a preteen I read this book a couple of weeks ago and am still thinking about it I usually steer away from memoirs but this book is so muchthan that The author, a recovering anorexic, spendstime writing about the why people become anorexic than rehashing her experience Yes, she ended up in therapy and in the hospital, but it was her decision to anorexic that I think brings out the why this book is different and makes it well worth reading Osgood says she just decided one day as a preteen that the way to feel special was to stop eating This is apparently very prevalent in the Ana community, especially when they re together in therapy or the hospital She makes a point that, unlike other addictions, and yes, she classifies anorexia as an addiction, other addictions do not have this same competitive sense Alcoholics don t look other alcoholics and try to be a better drinker Interesting point and one that I d never considered The writing kept me in 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 critiqued 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 qualifies that all of the other personages are white Also, her whirlwind rant Myopic, snooty, and with such a lack of insight that it pained me to see this to the end I m in concert wi 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 Something 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 Old.With Attuned Storytelling And Unflinching Introspection, Kelsey Osgood Unpacks The Modern Myths Of 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. I found this book to be frustrating I think Kelsey Osgood makes some good points about how literature about eating disorders can glamorize the illness rather than serve as a reader beware Osgood makes the assertion that she will not include specific behaviors that detail the means to which she achieved weight loss, etc She does this by avoiding talking about what led up to the hospital, but rather focuses on the hospital itself While I m sure her intentions were good, this book feels like I found this book to be frustrating I think Kelsey Osgood makes some good points about how literature about eating disorders can glamorize the illness rather than serve as a reader beware Osgood makes the assertion that she will not include specific behaviors that detail the means to which she achieved weight loss, etc She does this by avoiding talking about what led up to the hospital, but rather focuses on the hospital itself While I m sure her intentions were good, this book feels like a long love note to the hospital She romanticizes the hospital which may not make sense to a person that does not suffer from an eating disorder, but this is alluring to someone who is ill As I am in a solid recove 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. 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 eating disorders I guess Which is weird because she went to school to 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 ve read others that set out to do the same if less explicitly , but they are unfortunately the exception rather than the rule I ll add, since I ve read a metric fucktonne of these, that I m pretty desensitised, but that doesn t mean I don t notice So I love that that s 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 ve read others that set out to do the same if less explicitly , but they are unfortunately the exception rather than the rule I ll add, since I ve read a metric fucktonne of these, that I m pretty desensitised, but that doesn t mean I don t notice So I love that that s what she s trying for.But does she succeed I m not so sure For someone determined to avoid triggers, Osgood spends a lot of time talking about them For the most part her approach to not sharing triggering details of her own experience seems to translate into limiting all details of her own experience At the same time, a tremendous amount of the research portion of the book is about trigg 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 way.Initially it seemed like a solid premise and presents as being overall pro recovery She talks about her str 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 way.Initially it seemed like a solid premise and presents as being overall pro recovery She talks about her struggles with the competitiveness of Anorexia, which I very much related to I approved of her choice not to detail her diets and rituals since I tend to find those triggering Then she spent a chapter detailing pro ana websites and their history, quoting directly from them I know she and I seem to have i 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 and even harm women and girls in the name of education and awareness It s also about how the culture of inpatient eating disorder programs can actually lead to competition and compa 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 and even harm women and girls in the name of education and awareness It s also about how the culture of inpatient eating disorder programs can actually lead to competition and comparisons among patients, possibly making them worse instead of better, and about I try not to give star ratings to books I haven t completely finished, but I think I got enough of the flavor of this one to confidently star it My review is long and rambling and full of gifs find it here.

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