Amen, Amen, Amen

Amen, Amen, Amen Until The Age Of Ten, Abby Sher Was A Happy Child In A Fun Loving, Musical Family But When Her Father And Favorite Aunt Pass Away, Abby Fills The Void Of Her Loss With Rituals Kissing Her Father S Picture Over And Over Each Night, Washing Her Hands, Counting Her Steps, And Collecting Sharp Objects That She Thinks Could Harm Innocent Pedestrians Then She Begins To Pray At First She Repeats The Few Phrases She Remembers From Synagogue, But By The Time She Is In High School, Abby Is Spending Hours Locked In Her Closet, Urgently Reciting A Series Of Incantations And Pleas If She Doesn T, She Is Sure Someone Else Will Die, Too The Patterns From Which She Cannot Deviate Become Her Shelter And Her Obsession In College Abby Is Diagnosed With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, And While She Accepts This As An Explanation For The Counting And Kissing And Collecting, She Resists Labeling Her Fiercest Obsession, Certain That Her Prayers And Her Relationship With G D Are Not An Illness But The Cure She Also Discovers A New Passion Performing Comedy She Is Never Happier Than When She Dons A Wig And Makes People Laugh Offstage, However, She Remains Unable To Confront The Fears That Drive Her She Descends Into Darker Compulsions, Starving And Cutting Herself, Measuring Every Calorie And Incision It Is Only When Her Earliest, Deepest Fear Is Realized That Abby Is Forced To Examine And Redefine The Terms Of Her Faith And Her Future Amen, Amen, Amen Is An Elegy Honoring A Mother, Father, And Beloved Aunt Who Filled A Child With Music And Their Own Blend Of Neuroticism It Is An Adventure, Full Of Fast Cars, Unsolved Crimes, And Close Calls It Is Part Detective Story, Part Love Story, About Abby S Hunt For Answers And Someone To Guide Her To Them It Is A Young Woman S Radiant And Heartbreaking Account Of Struggling To Recognize The Bounds And Boundlessness Of Obsession And Devotion. I enjoyed this book I have dealt with issues associated with OCD, so I could definitely relate to some of the things she experienced Great memoir I really liked this book I plowed right through it in two sittings, couldn t really put it down Stayed up too late to finish it, and now have to write a bit before I ll be able to sleep.It s quite good She vividly evokes that feeling of responsibility you get when you just feel responsible for things that are clearly out of your control The whole thing reads a bit like a thriller she is so often just barely on the edge of control, and you read headlong with this sick feeling of fear for w I really liked this book I plowed right through it in two sittings, couldn t really put it down Stayed up too late to finish it, and now have to write a bit before I ll be able to sleep.It s quite good She vividly evokes that feeling of responsibility you get when you just feel responsible for things that are clearly out of your control The whole thing reads a bit like a thriller she is so often just barely on the edge of control, and you read headlong with this sick feeling of fear for what might happen And it s funny, too.There s this whole second level to my reading it, though, which most people won t have See, I knew Abby I know h
I somewhat liked reading this book because I have OCD, and this book made me feel like a neurotypical I would hate to have the obsessions and compulsions of the author I feltandthankful for my brain as I read this book andandfearful sad sympathetic about the author s brain.I ve never heard of anyone with such horrible obsessions and compulsions I feel bad that she kills everyone she sees, has to pray all day, has a completely undifferentiated relationship with her moth I somewhat liked r
My brother has OCD and I don t understand it I mean, I understand it the way someone who was a psychology minor in undergrad understands it, but to see someone you love so much suffering so greatly makes it harder to find any comfort in that clinical understanding I want so badly to know the right thing to say, to have the answers for him, or at least for myself My brother s ability to describe the nuances of his own struggle are brave and incredible, but I still feel like at such a loss So My brother has OCD and I don t understand it I mean, I understand it the way someone who was a psychology minor in undergrad understands it, but to see someone you love so much suffering so greatly makes it harder to find any comfort in that clinical understanding I want so badly to know the right thing to say, to have the answers for him, or at least for myself My brother s ability to describe the nuances of his
LOVED this book Gracefully written, heartfelt, lovely It did feel a bit rushed at the end, and I think I maybe unfairly expected as much detail at the latter half as I did the first There were some major developments that felt rushed, hu
3 1 2 stars I am a literary voyeur, I love to look at others lives, so I thought this memoir of a girl who couldn t stop praying among other things would be right up my alley In some ways it was, in others not so much.Abby has had much too much loss in her life, beginning when she was most vulnerable, as a child Her OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder began manifesting itself befor
Abby Sher was a happy child from a musical family until about the age of ten When her father and favorite aunt pass away, Abby deals with her grief and the loss by performing various rituals For example, kissing her fathers picture over and over again at night Suddenly something so seemingly harmless grows into a series of elaborate rituals such as repetitive praying, washing her hands over and over, counting her steps, and collecting sharp objects from the pavement Before long her prayer r Abby Sher was a happy child from a musical family until about the age of ten When her father and favorite aunt pass away, Abby deals with her grief and the loss by performing various rituals For example, kissing her fathers picture over and over again at night Suddenly something so seemingly harmless grows into a series of elaborate rituals such as repetitive praying, washing her hands over and over, counting
It s easy to write reviews about mediocre books, good books, decent books, nice books, pretty books, okay books, bad books, and horrible books But it s very difficult to write a review about a brilliant book Amen, Amen, Amen Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn t Stop Praying is a brilliant book I don t know how to write this review The only way I can think of to describe the brilliance found in this memoir is to say I can t describe the brilliance found in this memoir.Instead of typing up 100 hund It s easy to write reviews about mediocre books, good books, decent books, nice books, pretty books, okay books, bad books, and horrible books But it s very difficult to write a review about a brilliant book Amen, Amen, Amen Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn t Stop Praying is a brilliant book I don t know how to write this review The only way I can think of to describe the brilliance found in this memoir is to say I can t describe th
Picked up this book immediately after reading Prozac Nation and I m glad I did What a great read Honest and refreshing, this gave a clear view of how people with OCD go through life on a daily basis Unlike most memoirs recounting a life of mental illness, Sher did it in a light and humurous way Amen, Amen, Amen is very deep and personal but is insightful, inspiring, beautifully written It doesn t overwhelm, it does not alienate outsiders it doesn t pull you
Fantastic writing, compelling story, absolutely the best description of OCD I have ever read Highly recommended.

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  • Hardcover
  • 303 pages
  • Amen, Amen, Amen
  • Abby Sher
  • English
  • 16 February 2018
  • 1416589457