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Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood

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ISBN13: 9780316010740
ISBN10: 031601074x
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- Books like A Girl Named Zippy, Running with Scissors, and Why I'm Like This prove that funny books about extraordinary childhoods can find massive audiences.

- Jennifer Traig has written several humor books for Chronicle Books, and has contributed to the San Francisco Chronicle, The Forward, and McSweeney's. Her reputation as a smart and funny voice is already well known in many circles.

Synopsis:

Recalling the agony of growing up as an obsessive-compulsive religious fanatic, Traig fearlessly confesses the most peculiar behaviour - like scrubbing her hands for a full half-hour before meals, feeding her stuffed animals before herself, and washing everything she owned because she thought it was contaminated by pork fumes!

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In the bestselling tradition of "Running with Scissors" and "A Girl Named Zippy," Jennifer Traig tells an unforgettable story of youthful obsession.

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Kristin Bell, September 4, 2010 (view all comments by Kristin Bell)
"Devil in the Details: Scenes From an Obsessive Girlhood" by Jennifer Traig will tickle your inner OCD child if you have one. I'm not a full blown OCD person, but I can relate to some of what Traig writes about, and she shows us with much wit what a full blown disorder is like. It is great that she has such a wonderful sense of humor about a disorder that is so crippling to her and so many millions of people like her. For those who don't understand Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, this gives a good glimpse into a life that is severely train-wrecked by it. I give this four stars instead of five, because I found the ending a bit weak compared to the rest of the book that kept me enthralled. My only unanswered question is: am I the only one who noticed that the candies on the cover of the book aren't COMPLETELY straight???!!! haha.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316010740
Author:
Traig, Jennifer
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Subject:
Mental Illness
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Subject:
Psychopathology - Compulsive Behavior
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Traig, Jennifer
Subject:
Obsessive-compulsiv
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Psychology : General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Obsessive-compulsive behavior; Eating disorders; Mental illness; Teenage girls; Teenagers; Childhood memories; Overcoming adversity; Judaism; Psychology; Religious fanatics
Subject:
Essays
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20060231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.20x5.56x.72 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 272 pages Back Bay Books - English 9780316010740 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Recalling the agony of growing up as an obsessive-compulsive religious fanatic, Traig fearlessly confesses the most peculiar behaviour - like scrubbing her hands for a full half-hour before meals, feeding her stuffed animals before herself, and washing everything she owned because she thought it was contaminated by pork fumes!
"Synopsis" by , In the bestselling tradition of "Running with Scissors" and "A Girl Named Zippy," Jennifer Traig tells an unforgettable story of youthful obsession.
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