Stacy Pershall

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Stacy Pershall teaches Memoir I and II at Gotham Writers' Workshop and creative writing to teens online through the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. She is a suicide-prevention speaker for the Active Minds Speakers' Bureau. She lives in New York City.

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I doff my hat to those readers who managed to finish this book! And I’m not talking about the storyline. It was the writing that did my head in.

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Loud in the House of Myself by Stacy Pershall
"One of my favorites. I've met Stacy a few times and she is the most wonderful, positive, unique person. This memoir is interesting, captivating, and a great look inside one example of mental illness. "
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"There's a particular quote that I like while reading this book. Its on page 90.
"Never forget the place you left, and when you return, tell stories of other lands." "
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“[Eating disorders] are a wonderful tool for helping you reject others before they can reject you. Example: You're at a party. The popular girls are there. You know you can never be as cool as they are, but when one of the pops a potato chip into her mouth or chooses real Coke over Diet, for that moment you are better”
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“Cincinatti was where I learned that running away from your problems has a three-month statute of limitations, a lesson I have found repeatedly to be true. Three months is still a first impression -- of a city, of other people, of yourself in that place. But there comes a point when you can no longer hide who you are, and the reactions of others become all too familiar...”
Stacy Pershall, Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl

“A depressed person is selfish because her self, the very core of who she is, will not leave her alone, and she can no more stop thinking about this self and how to escape it than a prisoner held captive by a sadistic serial killer can forget about the person who comes in to torture her everyday. Her body is brutalized by her mind.”
Stacy Pershall, Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl

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“How awful we are all when we look at ourselves under a light, finally seeing our reflections+. How little we know about ourselves. How much forgivennes it must take to love a person , to choose not to see their flaws, or to see those flaws and love the person anyway. If you never forgive you'll always be alone.”
Stephen Elliott, The Adderall Diaries: A Memoir of Moods, Masochism, and Murder

“I'm so good at beginnings, but in the end I always seem to destroy everything, including myself.”
Kiera Van Gelder, The Buddha and the Borderline: My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and Online Dating

“Synapses in motion tend to stay in motion. Synapses at rest tend to stay at rest.”
Richard Powers, Galatea 2.2

“I wondered how it could be that people could love God and hate one another.”
Julie Orringer, How to Breathe Underwater

“I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in my life. And I am horribly limited.”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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Karen Tyrrell Thanks Stacy for friending,
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