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Amen, Amen, Amen by Abby Sher
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Oct 04, 2010

it was amazing
Read from October 30 to November 17, 2010

Thanks to Good Reads I received this book as a First Reads winner. This memoir was amazing. It was a very personal look at mental illness and how it can deprive someone of simple every day life. Looking at the author's (Abby's) life, from the outside, anyone would be envious at all that she had - devoted loving family, many friends, great job. However, sharing what was going on inside of her, we are able to see that her obsessive compulsive disorder does not allow her to appreciate this to it's fullest. Her time is robbed by time needed to perform daily rituals including hours of praying. When praying and repetitive mantras are not enough to save the world, she begins self-destructive behavior. This memoir takes us through the ever-changing routes the Abby chooses to confront her personal demons.

Aside from the topic, this book was quite witty and funny.
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