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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. ...more

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I'm Perfect, You're Doomed by Kyria Abrahams
"I consider myself to be a pretty compassionate person, but I failed to see any admirable qualities in this narcissistic, self-absorbed woman who used her Jehovah's Witness upbringing as a crutch for her abominable behavior and complete lack of even a" Read more of this review »
Loud in the House of Myself by Stacy Pershall
"It took me some time to read this book because it hit so close to home. Sometimes it was like reading my own thoughts. But I read it at a good time, it gave me hope and energy. It made me feel understood, accompanied, seen. Thanks, Stacy, for putting" Read more of this review »
Loud in the House of Myself by Stacy Pershall
"I have no words to describe how much I loved and related to this memoir. "
Loud in the House of Myself by Stacy Pershall
"Thank you for writing this book, it was incredible. I was recently diagnosed with BPD in addition to CPTSD and Clinical depression which were diagnosed last year. At first I thought BPD wasn’t much more than a conglomerate of lesser known symptoms of" Read more of this review »
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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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“Nobody would commit suicide if the pain of being inside herself, the agony of the sleepless, tortured hours spent watching the world get smaller and uglier, were bearable or could be relieved by other people telling her how they wanted her to feel. 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. It hurts to breathe, eat, walk, think. The gross maneuverings of her limbs are so overwhelming, so wearying, that the fine muscle movements or quickness of wit necessary to write, to actually say something, are completely out of the question.”
Stacy Pershall, Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl

“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

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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

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“I wondered how it could be that people could love God and hate one another.”
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“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.”
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