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Nowhere Near NormalEy with brutal honesty from becoming a teenage runaway on the poetry slam beat in the hippie beach towns of Northern California to living at a family owned nursing home in a room with a seventy five year old WWII Vet who kept mistaking her for a prostitute In this funny frenetic and wonderfully dark hud account of her struggles with a variety of psychological disorders Traci ultimately concludes that there is nothing special about being “normal?. This book grabbed me from the first chapter not just from the content of the way the author struggles to maintain some sort of balance in a mind that is anything but I was smitten with all the characters The hypochondriac mother who goes overboard with her own calling in God; the absentee father who much like the main character uses humor and outward appearances to disguise dysfunction; the weird apron stringed sister who has no sense of what her place is in a family that seems to revolve around a sick girl Ms Faust creates her world according to the voices in her head unrelenting yet dark with a sick humor not everyone will appreciate She openly makes fun of mentally challenged children in her school in the hopes that she is not one of them Ultimately it is the untimely loss of her mother and the loss of her place within her family that drives a stubborn and whip smart Faust to finally become her own person Or at least to try This is a genuine story where the author hold back nothing She tells you right away to hate her because she is a digusting excuse for a daughter and someone in the horror of her journey we end up trying not to like this self indulgent character yet her honesty taps up into a scary place many of us wish we could go The place where it's okay to say to hell with what people think This is me I hope there will be a seuel Faust is a talented voice of a generation that has stopped trying to keep up with the Jones' If you like the punches of Vonnegut and the poetic pathos of Mary Karr this is an author you need to read

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FREE READ Ð Nowhere Near Normal ã In the bestselling tradition of Augusten Burroughs a compassionate witty and completely candid memoir that chronicles growing up with obsessive compulsive disorder When all the neighborhood kids were playing outdoors seven year old Traci Foust was inside making sure the miniature Catholic saint statues on her windowIn the bestselling tradition of Augusten Burroughs a compassionate witty and completely candid memoir that chronicles growing up with obsessive compulsive disorder When all the neighborhood kids were playing outdoors seven year old Traci Foust was inside making sure the miniature Catholic saint statues on her windowsill always pointed north scratching out bald patches on her scalp and snapping her fingers after every utterance of the word God As Tr. This is a dark and uniue memoir of living with OCD Traci Foust is very open about her lifetime of living with this difficult disorderWhile having its humorous moments the reality of the disorder is not at all funny Traci takes us back to the beginnings of her OCD her childhood While her manner of retelling her memories may be funny to us the actual memories which was her reality is uite sadThe childhood that Traci recalls may seem normal; in many ways we can relate to certain recollections and feelings However with OCD everything is in overdrive exaggerated not by choice but by an inner force one can't controlTraci does exceptionally well at showing us her world I think she was uite bold by allowing us to see it and to laugh at things that were not funny for her to endure Perhaps her book will help some readers who have or know someone who has OCD Perhaps it will help someone to understand this often misunderstood disorder I hope it was cathartic for Traci too

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Aci grew older her OCD blossomed to include panic attacks and bizarre behaviors including a fear of the sun an obsession with contracting eradicated diseases and the idea that she could catch herself on fire just by thinking about it While stints of therapy and lots of Nyuil sometimes helped nothing alleviated the fact that her single mother and mid life crisis father had no idea how to deal with herTraci Foust shares her wacky and compelling journ. This is what memoir should be Nothing in this book seems plastic or tied in a pretty box Traci Foust turns out all her skeletons making us love her sometimes hate her sometimes but most of the time we just want to read I love the kind of writing that takes risks with run on sentences and imagery liken to a Naked Lunch dream There is not self gratification in this book This is not an all about ME MOIR This is a tale of a family falling apart while trying to fall towards the same thing This isn't a clinical tale of took this pill took that pill instead we see Traci portraying BOTH the pro and antagonist within a mind that is both disturbed and exuisite