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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,496 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jennifer Traig Narrator: Melinda Wade Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781598872446
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 2/18/2014

    " Hilarious! I love when people can have a sense of humor about themselves. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teen | 2/13/2014

    " The collision of teen angst and obsessive compulsive disorder fuels the author's autobiography. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 2/12/2014

    " Being a teen is tough- but throw in extensive obsessive issues and it becomes a minefield. This is a humorous, painful, brutal and truthful look at one girl's voyage through the teens with all sorts of baggage in tow. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 elizabeth george | 2/11/2014

    " The author was able to tell her story with her sense of humor intact. Amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristin | 2/11/2014

    " Traig maintains a sense of humor about her travails. Even when I was wincing at her behavior, I could still laugh because she realized the absurdity of her OCD. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mathew | 2/10/2014

    " The book started off great, then quickly went downhill and never recovered. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erica Johnson | 2/1/2014

    " This is my favorite of the few existing memoirs written by those dealing with OCD. This is one book that gives a realistic look at what it looks and feels like to grow up with OCD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 1/18/2014

    " I liked this one a lot... great writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alli | 1/16/2014

    " Even though this books sounds somber, it really is funny. The author did a good job of making her obsessive compulsive disorder humorous. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lea | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting and funny, though a lot more about religion than I would have guessed from the description on the back. (Oh, how angry I get when the back description is not accurate!) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 snb | 1/16/2014

    " At once funny and poignant. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ania | 1/8/2014

    " Not as funny as I thought it would be. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 sharon | 10/8/2013

    " i wish this was a better organized and better written book, since it's a completely interesting topic to me. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brier | 9/18/2013

    " I got bored half way through and stopped reading it. But, I get bored very easily. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 9/9/2013

    " I loved this book. It was funny and creative for a memoir, and I couldn't get enough of it. It was worth the time looking up the Jewish references to get the jokes behind them. It is a good read for teenage girls and above. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Althea | 9/8/2013

    " You gotta love a book about a Jewish/Catholic OCD teenager. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 7/3/2013

    " A humorous memoir about severe OCD. Helped me feel better about some of my own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Arendt | 6/1/2013

    " A must-read, "thank god someone finally understands me" memoir for anyone with obsessive-compulsive disorder. I laughed until I cried - then I popped a prozac. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ab | 5/15/2013

    " Great book! The author is just hilarious! I never knew "scrupulosity" was a thing until this book -- I wonder how many people have this form of OCD ... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 3/22/2013

    " A wonderful memoir about the author's childhood and teen battle with OCD. Very well written and a funny, laugh-out-loud read about a serious subject. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 bekah | 2/27/2013

    " This is the most honest look at life with OCD that I have found yet, and it's funny to boot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Corinne | 12/23/2012

    " Fascinating and honest read on obsessive-compulsive disorder. Also an inspiring book on the human spirit's tireless work toward recovery. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Beth Maliner | 12/22/2012

    " couldn't finish - memoir of unusual version of OCD - hyper religiosity - unfortunately the author just isn't that interesting, recitation of facts - no sense of introspection - "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/12/2012

    " O.k., some of this was funny, and of course the neurosis is fascinating, but I thought the writing was unorganized and repetitive and by the end I was just annoyed and bored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mia | 2/17/2012

    " The book was really interesting in the very beginning, but after the first couple of chapters, I stopped caring. I know it's a memoir, but I didn't feel the book ever resolved. I'd have preferred if the author got out of her own sphere for a bit and talked a bit about the way others viewed her. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 robin | 2/12/2012

    " Short choppy paragraphs. Comma overuse. Trite. Too cheesy. Unbelievable anecdotes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pammy | 8/5/2011

    " Though I'm skipping quickly through the final 50 pages so I can return it today, I found myself engaged with the author throughout the book. She has a delightful sense of humor about her obsessions which enable both the crazy and sane among us to enjoy her story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Evelyn | 5/22/2011

    " A young Jewish girl's frankly crazy memoir of growing up with OCD. Truly bizarre and hilarious in some places. It's as much about Judaism, as it is about OCD, which kind of adds to the madness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann Marie | 4/20/2011

    " If you have any form of OCD i highly reccommend reading this...it makes light of a serious disease that many people just don't understand "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 4/19/2011

    " There were some laugh out loud moments here (shopping at Psalmost Perfect for Baptist school supplies, for example) but overall, it was just .... meh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 4/11/2011

    " The events in Jennifer's life are both heartbreaking and hilarious. I thoroughly enjoyed every devilish detail of this memoir. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cara | 2/26/2011

    " I was reminded of myself at ages 9 - 12, compulsively praying for hours on end throughout the lonely nights. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacque | 1/30/2011

    " I'd like to meet the author's parents. They really hand her some great comebacks to her quirks. I laughed out loud a lot reading this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Zinmah | 1/7/2011

    " Couldn't finish it- just wasn't going anywhere but round and round. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 14naomif | 12/27/2010

    " i liked it. its like a david sedaris type deal. detachment a wryly funny way. she lets you see her life in a compleatly raw way, but without losing her dignity. its esp. good if you don't like the essay's and prefer a story line:D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alli | 11/14/2010

    " Even though this books sounds somber, it really is funny. The author did a good job of making her obsessive compulsive disorder humorous. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rebecca | 11/12/2010

    " O.k., some of this was funny, and of course the neurosis is fascinating, but I thought the writing was unorganized and repetitive and by the end I was just annoyed and bored. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mia | 10/27/2010

    " The book was really interesting in the very beginning, but after the first couple of chapters, I stopped caring. I know it's a memoir, but I didn't feel the book ever resolved. I'd have preferred if the author got out of her own sphere for a bit and talked a bit about the way others viewed her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kyoto | 8/28/2010

    " It had it's funny moments, but it got a little stale for me. Midway through I just wanted to be done with the book already. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Whitney | 8/16/2010

    " Hilarious. Jennifer Traig is a woman after my own heart. "

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