A deeply disturbing, hysterically funny, achingly honest memoir of a young woman with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
Emily Colas presents a first-person account of living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Her "Recipe for a Worry": "Take one pound morbid preoccupation and mix vigorously with one cup overactive imagination. In a separate bowl, add one part hypersensitivity to three parts increased hormone activity. Fold together and let stew for hours on end."
All our lives are to some degree affected by fears and phobias, but for Emily Colas, worry was fast becoming a career.
In an appealingly hip, humorous, and honest voice, she details the minutiae of day-to-day life with OCD, her endless, looping fears (among them pills, garbage, and restaurant food - what if it's poisoned?) that eventually all but call her life to a halt, and, throughout it all, the poignant story of her relationship with her seemingly perfect and ever-accommodating husband.