Because We Are Bad: Ocd And A Girl Lost In Thought

Because We Are Bad: Ocd And A Girl Lost In Thought

Synopsis

Written with the indelible power of Girl, Interrupted, Brain on Fire, and Reasons to Stay Alive, a lyrical, poignant memoir by a young woman about her childhood battle with debilitating obsessive compulsive disorder, and her hard-won journey to recovery.

By the age of thirteen, Lily Bailey was convinced she was bad. She had killed someone with a thought, spread untold disease, and ogled the bodies of other children. Only by performing an exhausting series of secret routines could she make up for what she’d done. But no matter how intricate or repetitive, no act of penance was ever enough.

Beautifully written and astonishingly intimate, Because We Are Bad recounts a childhood consumed by obsessive compulsive disorder. As a child, Bailey created a second personality inside herself—"I" became "we"—to help manifest compulsions that drove every minute of every day of her young life. Now she writes about the forces beneath her skin, and how they ordered, organized, and urged her forward. Lily charts her journey, from checking on her younger sister dozens of times a night, to "normalizing" herself at school among new friends as she grew older, and finally to her young adult years, learning—indeed, breaking through—to make a way for herself in a big, wide world that refuses to stay in check.

Charming and raw, harrowing and redemptive, Because We Are Bad is an illuminating and uplifting look into the mind and soul of an extraordinary young woman, and a startling portrait of OCD that allows us to see and understand this condition as never before.

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Chapters

  • chapter 01
    Duration: 09s
  • chapter 02
    Duration: 01min
  • chapter 03
    Duration: 02min
  • chapter 04
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 05
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 06
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 07
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 08
    Duration: 13min
  • chapter 09
    Duration: 10min
  • chapter 10
    Duration: 07min
  • chapter 11
    Duration: 05min
  • chapter 12
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 13
    Duration: 13min
  • chapter 14
    Duration: 16min
  • chapter 15
    Duration: 14min
  • chapter 16
    Duration: 20min
  • chapter 17
    Duration: 15min
  • chapter 18
    Duration: 21min
  • chapter 19
    Duration: 23min
  • chapter 20
    Duration: 02min
  • chapter 21
    Duration: 06min
  • chapter 22
    Duration: 15min
  • chapter 23
    Duration: 16min
  • chapter 24
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 25
    Duration: 09min
  • chapter 26
    Duration: 15min
  • chapter 27
    Duration: 16min
  • chapter 28
    Duration: 16min
  • chapter 29
    Duration: 12min
  • chapter 30
    Duration: 11min
  • chapter 31
    Duration: 23s

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