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Obsessed : a memoir of my life with OCD / by Allison Britz.

Britz, Allison, (author.).


"A brave teen recounts her debilitating struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder--and brings readers through every painful step as she finds her way to the other side--in this powerful and inspiring memoir. Until sophomore year of high school, fifteen-year-old Allison Britz lived a comfortable life in an idyllic town. She was a dedicated student with tons of extracurricular activities, friends, and loving parents at home. But after awakening from a vivid nightmare in which she was diagnosed with brain cancer, she was convinced the dream had been a warning. Allison believed that she must do something to stop the cancer in her dream from becoming a reality. It started with avoiding sidewalk cracks and quickly grew to counting steps as loudly as possible. Over the following weeks, her brain listed more dangers and fixes. She had to avoid hair dryers, calculators, cell phones, computers, anything green, bananas, oatmeal, and most of her own clothing. Unable to act "normal," the once-popular Allison became an outcast. Her parents questioned her behavior, leading to explosive fights. When notebook paper, pencils, and most schoolbooks were declared dangerous to her health, her GPA imploded, along with her plans for the future. Finally, she allowed herselfto ask for help and was diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. This brave memoir tracks Allison's descent and ultimately hopeful climb out of the depths"-- Provided by publisher.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781481489188
  • ISBN: 1481489186
  • Physical Description: 351 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Simon Pulse hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Simon Pulse, 2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Target Audience Note:
HL760L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.3 15 197552.
Subject: Britz, Allison > Mental health.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescence > Patients > Biography.
Teenagers > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

Available copies

  • 15 of 16 copies available at Missouri Evergreen.


  • 0 current holds with 16 total copies.
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Bowling Green Public Library YA 616.85 Bri (Text) 35030000017625 YA Non-fiction Available -
Cape Girardeau Public Library BRI (Text) 33042004486257 Teen Biography Available -
Crawford County Library-Bourbon YA B BRI (Text) 33431000263721 YA Fiction Available -
Dulany Memorial Library YA BRI (Text) 35712001530594 YA Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Belle YA B BRI (Text) 35555001914870 Young Adult Biography Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Eldon YA B BRI (Text) 35555001914896 Young Adult Biography Available -
Heartland Regional Library - Vienna YA B BRI (Text) 35555001914862 Young Adult Biography Available -
Jefferson County Library-Arnold TBIO BRITZ (Text) 30061040066447 Teen Biography Available -
Livingston - Lillian DesMarias Youth Library YA-BIO Britz (Text) 2601820608 Teen Non-Fiction Available -
Neosho Newton - Neosho 616.85227 BRI (Text) 34162001956729 YA Nonfiction Available -

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