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by James Bailey

  • ISBN: 1845962141
  • Category: Politics
  • Author: James Bailey
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
  • Other formats: azw lit mbr mobi
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Mainstream Publishing (April 28, 2008)
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • FB2 size: 1597 kb
  • EPUB size: 1250 kb
  • Rating: 4.3
  • Votes: 438
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Man, Interrupted book.

Man, Interrupted book. 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.

James Bailey does a wonderful job of explaining his inner turmoil caused by OCD. This is a difficult disease to. .

small percentage could ever do what James Bailey did, namely building himself back up. All of the patients in his book really do stand out too, because they're chillingly real, but then I suppose that's because they actually are, but he's managed to render them better than anyone else could have. It really is like reading the transcript of a Docu-Soap, and I'm not talking about an episode of "Cops", but an English one, because it's unapologetic, and gritty.

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. The treatment programme he went through at a specialist American clinic was challenging, to say the least.

Thanks to his indomitable spirit, James is now able to see the absurdity of many of the bizarre situations in which he found himself

He was acutely anxious about mind-altering drugs getting into his system and warping his behavior. Thanks to his indomitable spirit, James is now able to see the absurdity of many of the bizarre situations in which he found himself. His quirky sense of humor combined with his strength of character helped him to recover and go back out to face the world again. 2 people like this topic.

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James Bailey suffered from a bizarre and debilitating form of obsessive-compulsive disorder. He was acutely anxious about mind-altering drugs getting into his system and warping his behavior. Paranoid questions would routinely plague him. Were people trying to spike his food? Could he get high just by touching a photograph of a marijuana leaf? The treatment program he went through brought him face to face with his nightmares. He was asked to mingle and shake hands with the local junkies, overcoming his fear that whatever they had taken would be transmitted to him through their skin. Thanks to his indomitable spirit, James is now able to see the absurdity of many of the bizarre situations in which he found himself. His quirky sense of humor combined with his strength of character helped him to recover and go back out to face the world again.


Reviews about Man, Interrupted: Welcome to the Bizarre World of OCD, Where Once More is Never Enough (7):
Ndav
This book gives a very good insight on the struggles of OCD. James Bailey does a wonderful job of explaining his inner turmoil caused by OCD. This is a difficult disease to understand and reading this personal account gives you an inside view.
Voodoozragore
weird but liked it
Zinnthi
The writer told us too much about his uninteresting OCD. As an OCD sufferer myself, I expect funny, charming obsessions. His were neither and he writing was only OK
Mori
"Man, Interrupted" is an amazing story of one mans struggle and how he triumphs. It's a laugh out loud depiction of truth, trials, and tribulation. You won't want to put it down!
funike
I met the author by chance one time visiting in California; Very interesting guy. I bought this book and his other one (Almost Texas). The books are as quirky as he is and that's a good thing sometimes. This book was quite entertaining. Talks a lot about the people he meets. he likes me, genuinely enjoys meeting all sorta of folks and it shows. For those who struggle with OCD ( I almost think I do at times, but ADHD is bad enough), it may be refreshing.
Grotilar
Until last week, I didn't know the slightest thing about him, or about his book, until he went and introduced himself through MySpace, something that led to the inevitable reading of said book, and something that I'm really glad that I did. It's 222 pages of one of the most incredibly well written, fresh and original books that you're ever likely to read, a word of warning though, it really will make you question yourself, and exactly how pernickety you are. We all have an OCD, we may not realise it, or we do, and it's just insignificant, but we rarely externalises our OCD, are never forced to justify it, or explain it away, usually we're able to sufficiently hide it enough to function, but it wouldn't take much for everyone to collapse under the weight of it, and only a small percentage could ever do what James Bailey did, namely building himself back up. All of the patients in his book really do stand out too, because they're chillingly real, but then I suppose that's because they actually are, but he's managed to render them better than anyone else could have. It really is like reading the transcript of a Docu-Soap, and I'm not talking about an episode of "Cops", but an English one, because it's unapologetic, and gritty. What James Bailey has written is brutally honest, and I don't think that I've ever read that level of honestly, that level of shameless exposure; he made me feel like I lived it with him. Reading this book made me look at myself a little differently, maybe a little more clearly, but it also made me a friend in James Bailey, and that was well worth the cost of a good book ;-)
Skilkancar
Through my sister, I have had the pleasure of being acquainted with Mr. Bailey himself. Before reading his book, I did not know much about him, only that he was a very jovial fellow. So it is no wonder why my jaw dropped periodically while reading Man Interrupted. I could not believe that the events unfolding on the pages before me were from the life of this man whom I saw so frequently. The experience of being acquainted with Mr. Bailey and reading his book reminded me that everyone has a story of their own, explaining who they are, where they come from, and what trials they had to overcome (and Mr. Bailey's were no small feat). Man Interrupted gives great insight into a world that many people may not think about. At the same time it is hilarious, relatable, and touching. I actually laughed out loud, which is a rare occurrence when I read. It is one of the most engrossing books I have ever read, and is worth every penny and minute spent on it.
I was eager to read this book as I am every book on an individual's struggle with OCD. While a worthy effort, I didn't think the author spent enough time concentrating on his own OCD, and a bit too much time poking fun at his fellow patients' symptoms. I was disappointed in that aspect. Overall a very honest account, and I applaud the author for writing it, but his girl chasing habits and the amount of time devoted to that issue can get rather old.

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