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Jan 05

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop

 

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The Man Who Couldn't Stop: OCD and the True Story of a Life Lost in Thought by David Adam

What might lead a school girl to eat a wall of her house, piece by piece, or a man to die beneath an avalanche of household junk? . . . At what point does a harmless idea, a snowflake in a clear summer sky, become a blinding blizzard of unwanted thoughts?

David Adam has suffered from obsessive-compulsive disorder for twenty years, and this memoir is his unflinchingly honest attemp to understand the condition and his experiences.  In this riveting blend of science, history, and memoir, Adam explores the weird thoughts that exist within every mind and explains how they drive millions of us toward obsession and compulsion.  

 

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