May 16, 2011 by Michel Martin

Author Explains Why Those With OCD Are Expert Actors

Traci Foust’s Nowhere Near Normal: A Memoir of OCD documents her life growing up with obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and clinical depression. … In this ‘Behind Closed Doors’ segment, host Michel Martin speaks with Foust about living with OCD.

–> original transcript, audio

July 21, 2011 by Joan Raymond

Worrying about worrying: What it’s like to grow up with OCD

When other young girls worried about boys and lip gloss, Traci Foust worried about worrying. She also worried about swallowing pencils and knives and whether she would inadvertently burn down her house, kill her family, be sent to an orphanage and then be murdered herself.

–> original source

April 13, 2011 by Rachel Sylvester

What We’re Reading: A Memoir That’s Nowhere Near Normal

While most seven-year-olds find themselves caught up in the latest pre-teen pop sensations or busy with cartoons and hopscotch, Traci Foust couldn’t escape her fascination with obsession. In a memoir titled Nowhere Near Normal, the author shares her lifelong struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder in a way that’s both witty and heart-wrenching.

–> original source

April 10, 2011 by Traci Foust

Traci Foust: The TNB Self-Interview

Having to go back in my mind to when my OCD was at an all time high (as a teenager) was a scary place to be (and yes, most of the time–disgusting) for sure, but it wouldn’t have been an honest account if I didn’t go there. I don’t think I could have just told you about the times I had to carry around water in glass jars because I was afraid of spontaneously combusting without taking you through the whole process as it happened.

–> original source


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