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OCD - A Memoir, Drake, Stephen
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Author Name:    Drake, Stephen

Title:   OCD - A Memoir

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Chipmunkapublishing 

ISBN Number:   1849918074 / 9781849918077

Seller ID:   ING9781849918077

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This is the true story of a young man who suffers from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This condition drives him to crime and to periods in custody. The author writes with vigour of his dealings with other people, especially in a young offender's institution. This is a raw book, and the prose style mirrors that rawness. Stephen has a terrible fear, amongst others, of harming an elderly lady. Having to continually check that each and every elderly woman he passed in the street or came into everyday contact had not suffered at his hands. He had no urge to harm them, he just had terrible fears that he might. He was obsessed with 'not' being responsible for any harm to an elderly lady. Life, in general society, became unbearable He decided that prison was the answer to his prayers; a safe haven. No old women in prison A life of crime, with little regard to detection, followed. Life in British jails as a young prisoner and terms in young offenders institutions are described. You might feel pity or, perhaps, disgust when reading his unusual, but true, story.



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