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Man, Interrupted

Welcome to the Bizarre World of OCD, Where Once More is Never Enough

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Man, Interrupted by James Bailey
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James Bailey s form of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was as bizarre as it was unbearable. He was obsessed by a fear of drugs and their effects, believing himself to be in constant danger of becoming insanely high through people spiking his food, or even by just touching a photograph of a marijuana leaf. he treatment programme he went through at a specialist American clinic was challenging, to say the least. He was asked to shake hands and mingle with the local junkies, fighting his anxieties and the urge to go and wash for as long as possible in order to expose himself to his fears. t is a testimony to Bailey s indomitable spirit that he is now able to see the absurdity of many of the bizarre situations in which he found himself. He invites us to share the joke with him as he harasses fast-food waitresses over whether they ve put any drugs in his food and chases joggers down the street to ask them if they think there s something strange about the way he is running. It is this quirky sense of humour combined with his strength of character that helped him to recover and go out to face the world again. an, Interrupted gives us a glimpse into the tortured world of a man suf

Author Biography

James Bailey was born in Arkansas City, Kansas. After pursuing an acting career in the early '80s, he discovered that writing was another way to express his pent-up anger and creativity. He was content to leave Hollywood but soon after was struck with a crippling form of OCD. Now recovered, he lives in Louisiana, where he continues to write and act.
Release date NZ
January 4th, 2007
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Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Mainstream Publishing
Pages
224
Dimensions
129x198x17
ISBN-13
9781845962142
Product ID
1662803

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