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Passing for Normal: A Memoir of Compulsion

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"Passing for Normal" is Wilensky's emotionally charged account of a life-long struggle with fascinating, often misunderstood disorders. With a clear and often bemused eye, Wilensky becomes a powerful witness to her own dysfunction as she chronicles the harrowing process of diagnosis and the absurdities of a life plagued by irrational behavior.

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Amy S. Wilensky is a graduate of Vassar College and Columbia University's M.F.A. writing program. A native of suburban Boston, she lives in New York City.

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crowyhead, June 5, 2007 (view all comments by crowyhead)
This is an interesting but flawed memoir of one woman's experiences with OCD and Tourette's Syndrome. The stuff directly relating to her experiences with these poorly-understood disorders is excellent and well-written. The memoir suffers overall, though, from a lack of organization in speaking about her personal relationships, particularly with her husband, Ben. I was extremely confused about their relationship; she would go from mentioning their honeymoon in one paragraph, to talking about him breaking up with her several pages later, and never explains just how they came to a truce in their relations. Her tics and the stress of living with someone else are mentioned as a major problem when she and Ben are living together post-college, but she never explains how the two of them worked this out. It's as though she felt including some of her relations with Ben was important to the memoir, but she was reticent about revealing too much. This is understandable, but the overall effect leaves the reader wondering just how the two of them make their lives toether work, if indeed they do.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780767901864
Author:
Wilensky, Amy S.
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Author:
Wilensky, Amy S.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Historical - U.S.
Subject:
Specific Groups - Special Needs
Subject:
Obsessive-compulsive disorder
Subject:
Tourette syndrome
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.92x5.19x.61 in. .44 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Passing for Normal" is Wilensky's emotionally charged account of a life-long struggle with fascinating, often misunderstood disorders. With a clear and often bemused eye, Wilensky becomes a powerful witness to her own dysfunction as she chronicles the harrowing process of diagnosis and the absurdities of a life plagued by irrational behavior.
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