How to Disappear Completely (Hardcover)

On Modern Anorexia

By Kelsey Osgood

Overlook Press, 9781468306682, 266pp.

Publication Date: November 14, 2013

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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.

About the Author

Kelsey Osgood received an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. Her essays have appeared in the, "New York Magazine," "Self," and "Tablet," among others. "How to Disappear Completely" is her first book. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.