By Traci Foust
When all of the local young children have been taking part in outdoor, seven-year-old Traci Foust used to be within ensuring the miniature Catholic saint statues on her windowsill continually pointed north, scratching out bald patches on her scalp, and snapping her hands after each utterance of the observe God. As Traci grew older, her OCD blossomed to incorporate panic assaults and weird behaviors, together with an apprehension of the solar, an obsession with contracting eliminated ailments, and the concept that she might trap herself on hearth simply by pondering it. whereas stints of treatment -- and plenty of Nyquil -- occasionally helped, not anything alleviated the truth that her unmarried mom and mid-life obstacle father had no thought the way to take care of her.
Traci Foust stocks her wacky and compelling trip with brutal honesty, from changing into a teenage runaway at the poetry slam beat within the hippie seashore cities of Northern California to dwelling at a family-owned nursing domestic, in a room with a seventy-five- year-old WWII Vet who saved mistaking her for a prostitute. during this humorous, frenetic, and fantastically dark-humored account of her struggles with quite a few mental problems, Traci eventually concludes that there's not anything distinctive approximately being “normal.”
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