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Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Hardcover) Loot Price: R278
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Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Hardcover): Lily Bailey

Because We Are Bad - OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought (Hardcover)

Lily Bailey

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A dazzling memoir of obsession 'Extremely compelling' - The Guardian 'Searing... funny, eloquent and honest' - Psychologies 'Remarkable... I hope this book finds a wide readership' - Washington Post As a child, Lily Bailey knew she was bad. By the age of 13, she had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and spied upon her classmates. Only by performing a series of secret routines could she correct her wrongdoing. But it was never enough. She had a severe case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and it came with a bizarre twist. This true story lights up the mind like Mark Haddon or Matt Haig. Anyone who wants to know about OCD, and how to fight back, should read this book. Reviews Model and journalist Bailey offers an authentic and stunning account of her struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in this beautifully-rendered memoir. (Publishers Weekly) I laughed, I cried. I could not put this book down. Intensely moving with flashes of black humour, Because We Are Bad is the compelling account of one young woman's experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. (Rosanna Greenstreet, freelance journalist) Often as chilling as Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, but also full of so much inner and external turbulence that it reminded me at times of The Bourne Identity and Memento. Because We Are Bad is an intense heart-rending roller coaster of a book. (Will Black, HuffPost UK) A harrowingly honest memoir of profound psychological struggle. In her courageous book, the author offers compelling insight into the pain and destructive power of OCD as well as the resilience of a young woman determined to beat the odds. (Kirkus Reviews) A fascinating read. It's brilliantly written; I felt inside your head (Ray D'Arcy Show, RTE Radio 1) Because We Are Bad is an emotional, challenging read. Lily takes us deep into the heart of the illness but she is also a deft writer, and even the darkest moments are peppered with wit and wry observations. (James Lloyd, OCD-UK) Remarkable... She writes with literary poise and a gift for mordant observation and self-deprecating humor that belie her youth. I hope this book finds a wide readership. It will offer solace to OCD sufferers who will understand that they are not alone and who might gain hope of remission; for other readers, it will provide a harrowing sense of what many OCD sufferers have to endure just to get through the day. (Scott Stossel, Washington Post) It's a fascinating read... Buy the book! Buy the book! (Jo Good, BBC Radio London)

General

Imprint: Canbury Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2016
First published: 2016
Authors: Lily Bailey
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-9930407-2-6
Categories: Books > Fiction > True stories
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Fiction > True stories > Endurance & survival
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Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Popular medicine
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social welfare & social services > Care of the mentally ill
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Popular medicine > Women's health
LSN: 0-9930407-2-1
Barcode: 9780993040726

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