This book was recommended to me by Lorenzo, and for this I have to say “Thank you.” On the surface this is a collection of essays about a woman with an eating disorder, but the book is so much more. “Small Acts of Disappearance,” is an intensely revealing, personal narrative of life on the “miniature.” And Fiona Wright is an excellent writer who manages to blend her story with the story of the illness through various other outlets. Imagine blending a memoir with literary discussion. Imagine blending family history with the nuts and bolts of the disease itself. I would imagine it’s insanely difficult to write about one’s deepest wounds, but Wright does it brilliantly.
Happy you checked it out, glad you enjoyed!