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Review â€œComing upon [HOW TO DISAPPEAR] was like finding the Advil bottle in the medicine cabinet after stumbling about with a headache for a long timeâ€¦For [Busch], invisibility is not simply a negative, the inverse of visibility. Going unseen, undetected, overlooked: These are experiences with their own inherent â€˜meaning and powerâ€™; what we need is a â€˜field guideâ€™ for recognizing them. And this is what Busch offers, roaming from essay to essay in a loose, associative style, following invisibility where it takes herâ€¦Inconspicuousness can be powerfulâ€”this may be Buschâ€™s most radical point, especially at a moment when weâ€™re conditioned to think power means yelling louder than everyone else in your Twitter feed, or showing the world in Instagram how youâ€™re living your best lifeâ€¦Silence and invisibility, [Busch insists], are part of our everyday livesâ€”the place our mind wanders when weâ€™re in the shower or out jogging, the feeling we get looking out the window of an airplane, the pleasure of becoming a stranger on a bustling city street. We take these pauses, these moments of exhalation, for granted, but we should clutch them close. They are our armor against the onslaught.â€ â€“Gal Beckerman, The New York Times Book Review (cover review) Â â€œAkiko Buschâ€™s How to Disappear: Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency serves as a gentle reminderâ€¦[to] stop confusing what is most obvious or distracting for what is genuinely important. Almost everything that actually matters in life happens beneath the surface. Ms. Busch, who has rightly been compared to Annie Dillard and Edward Abbey, has dedicated nearly 30 years to sounding this message, one that our age seems intent on ignoringâ€¦It is precisely Ms. Buschâ€™s subtle contrarianism that deserves our sustained attentionâ€¦.How to Disappear is, at least in part, a description of how the world might reappear to us if we werenâ€™t so hellbent on overwhelming itâ€¦On the surface, How to Disappear is a palliative for the alienation that modern overexposure begets. Ms. Busch would like to save us from ourselves, from the lonely fate that afflicts Narcissus, his eyes forever locked on the only person he has ever truly lovedâ€”himself. But in its deeper moments, the book touches on an abiding, but easily forgotten, truth: Disappearing, the act of losing our selves, is a precondition of selflessness. Ms. Buschâ€™s deeper concern is to save not Narcissus but rather the wider world his selfishness affects.â€ â€”John Kaag, Wall Street Journal â€œAn impressive look at myriad, diverse examples of invisibility.â€â€”Library JournalÂ â€œAs the world grows ever more connected, it's imperative that voices preaching caution without hyperbole come to the fore. How refreshing, then, to read Akiko Busch's How to Disappear, which perfectly threads the needleâ€¦[The book] isn't interested in providing a roadmap for getting off the grid, but in exploring the various ways humans do disappear, whether it's from view or simply into themselvesâ€¦Philosophical and thoughtful, How to Disappear beautifully illuminates the ways we choose to hide.â€ â€”Shelf Awareness for Readers, starred reviewâ€œIn this provocative series of essays, Busch examines how social media and the surveillance economy have redefined the way we liveâ€¦.Throughout, she asks important questions about the consequences of hypervisibility.â€ â€“BBC Culture, Ten Books to Read this February Â â€œThese are by no means â€˜notesâ€™ but rather fully formed and often powerful explorations of the many realms and levels of invisibility to which one might aspire or withdrawâ€¦With a tone that is more evocative than provocative, Busch meaningfully celebrates value where it goes unseen by others.â€ â€”Kirkus Â â€œBuschâ€™s exploration of her subject is free-associative, wide-ranging, and poetic in its own rightâ€¦Busch offers a path to quiet dignity that is rich and enlightening.â€ â€”Publishers Weeklyâ€œWhat a mesmerizing, unexpected, andÂ hopefulÂ book this is.Â AÂ wondrous magic hatÂ of revelationsÂ on the power of the unseen â€“ to disappear into, lose oneself in, and emerge transformed, with new hope for the possibility of a surer, quieter, more humaneÂ way of being.â€Â â€”Jennifer Ackerman, author ofÂ The Genius of BirdsÂ â€œWhat a stunning, intelligent book! And timely in these times of endless exposure. Akiko Busch leaves no pebble unturned in her contemplation of invisibility in all of its myriad guises, many of which will surprise you, and in the course of things her contemplation becomes a search for oneâ€™s place in nothing less than the flow of life itself.â€Â â€”Mary Ruefle, author of My Private Property and Madness, Rack, and HoneyÂ Â â€œKafka dreamt of being a waiter. He wanted to be present but invisible. Akiko Busch has illuminated this essential part of being. Examining with a clear lyricism, what it means to protect yourself from too much visibility. Her work offers a much needed sense of balance in a time of turmoil.Â A reminder that we can shift and change and that there is such a thing as privacy.â€Â â€”Maira Kalman, author and illustrator ofÂ Beloved DogÂ andÂ The Principles of Uncertainty Â â€œWhat a perfect moment for this beautiful and affecting book. Aki Busch writes with grace, humor and breathtaking precision about the unsung virtues of blending in rather than standing out, of finding our most essential selves by losing our need to be perpetually seen. Weaving together science, myth and storytelling, anecdotes from Iceland to Grand Cayman Island, the Bay of Fundy to a virtual reality studio in Brooklyn, she reminds us that it is often in those all-consuming moments of losing ourselvesâ€”in love, in work, in the natural worldâ€”that we see and feel most acutely, that how toÂ beÂ depends on knowing both how to be fully present and how to disappear. This is a book that will be passed from friend to friend like a secret handshake--a must read.â€Â Â â€”Andrea Barnet, author of Visionary Women Read more About the Author Akiko Busch is the author of several essay collections, including Nine Ways to Cross a River, a series of linked essays about swimming across American rivers and The Incidental Steward, published by Yale University Press in 2013 and awarded an Honorable Mention in the Natural History Literature category of 2013 National Outdoor Book Awards. She was a contributing editor at Metropolis magazine for twenty years, and her work has appeared in numerous national magazines, newspapers, and exhibition catalogues. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Read more