about traci foust

9 Dec

“Foust writes like a possessed Lynda Barry” – D.A. Kodelenko, San Diego City Beat Magazine

Traci Foust is the Author of the newly released book Nowhere Near Normal- a Memoir of OCD (Simon and Schuster/Gallery) acclaimed by National Public Radio, the San Diego Union Tribune and Marie Claire. Her work has appeared in several journals including The Nervous Breakdown and the Southern Review.

Her recent short story, The Cruelty of Children, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and will appear in the Fall 2011 issue Echo Ink Review and the Trey Stories Award Series.

She is currently working on her second book Love and Xanax, A cautionary collection of essays on mixing Vicodin with vodka and why dating your psychiatrist isn’t always the best way to get your own prescription pad. She lives in a place where her love of cigarettes and bacon is frowned upon.

4 Responses to “about traci foust”

  1. ocdtalk December 10, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    In the process of reading it now and I can’t put it down (well I did just for a few minutes so I could go online :) ).

  2. Craig Dubois May 19, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    I am reading your book on OCD (I have the glorious disorder too) You are a very gifted writer. Write another on on the same topic! Seriously. Your poetic approach does wonders on a topic that is in itself strangely poetic

  3. Jeanne Lee April 18, 2013 at 5:12 am #

    Traci, You’re honesty and humor as a writer, well, floors me. You drew my into your world immediately and I was with you 100%. I loved “Nowhere Near Normal” and cannot wait until your next book! (I hope it’s soon!!!)

  4. Andrew April 18, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    More more more. When will your next book be out? Soon, I hope!

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