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