Nowhere Near Normal: A Memoir of OCD
In the bestselling tradition of Augusten Burroughs, a compassionate, witty, and completely candid memoir that chronicles growing up with obsessive-compulsive disorder.
When all the neighborhood kids were playing outdoors, seven-year-old Traci Foust was inside making sure the miniature Catholic saint statues on her windowsill always pointed north, scratching out bald patche...more
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That’s the impression one gets reading Nowhere Near Normal, Traci Foust’s memoir about growing up...more
While having its humorous moments, the reality of the disorder is not at all funny. Traci takes us back to the beginnings of her OCD, her childhood. While her manner of retelling her memories may be funny to us, the actual memories, which was her reality is quite sad.
The childhood that Traci recalls may seem normal; in many ways we can relate to certain recollec...more
The first part of the book deals with Traci's dysfunctional childhood, with much of that generated by Traci's behavior. Her folks split up when she's in grade school, although she's well int...more
As an un-diagnosed but readily admitted OCD-lite, I wanted to connect with this book and I was disappointed that I didn't.