|Title:||Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood||Written by:||Jennifer Traig||Format:||Audiobook||Narrated by:||Melinda Wade||Genre:||Nonfiction; Autobiography|
Traig is frank, brutally honest, and, at times, hysterically funny. Don't worry, her humor does not belie the seriousness or importance of the illness. She does an excellent job of explaining how debilitating it was for her. She uses the wittiness and humor to keep the story from being too onerous. Additionally, it's not that she's cracking jokes or forcing a situation to be comical - it's more that can see just how crazy her behaviors were/are and can see the humor in the crazy.
The story jumps around quite a bit in her life. In one story she's old enough to drink and then next she's back in Junior High. Then there are the lists and the activities that act as dividers between chapters or sections. The X number of things she held herself personally responsible for, like Apartheid. The things she was afraid of - being kidnapped by bank robbers in gorilla suits and forced to have a traumatic, yet flattering, haircut... There's so much more, but I don't want to give away any real spoilers.
10 / 75 books. 13% done!