Murphy, Terry Weible Life in Rewind

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Life in Rewind

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'Time equals progression. Progression equals death.' This is a thought that consumes Ed Zine, a handsome, athletic, twenty-four year old. The victim of a debilitating form of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Ed's illogical mind tells him that if going forward in time moves him closer to death, reversing an action will carry him away from it. The youngest of four children, Ed Zine's life was thrown into turmoil when his mother, the centre of his universe, died from ovarian cancer when he was just eleven years old. Not warned by his family that his mother was sick, and beaten and screamed at by his father on the night of his mother's death for leaving the lid off a jam jar, Ed was shell-shocked when his mother died and, for years, kept quiet about the fact that he witnessed his mother's last breath and never truly grieved her death. Ed's trauma over the loss of his mother manifested itself in bizarre physical affectations and as he became less able to articulate his sorrow and his pain he became more and more isolated from other humans. Thirteen years on, Ed Zine lived alone in a basement, meticulously counting and rewinding any action he made in an obsessive and illogical attempt to prevent his loved ones from moving towards death. All efforts to help him, from members of his family, and numerous medical professionals, had been in vain, until Dr Michael Jenike, professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and one of the world's leading experts in research and treatment of OCD made the long drive to Cape Cod, Massachusetts. This was just the beginning of the extensive and difficult journey the two were to endure together!

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"Time equals progression—progression equals death."

This mantra held Ed Zine prisoner in the basement of his father's Cape Cod home. A handsome, athletic twenty-four-year-old suffering from a debilitating form of obsessive-compulsive disorder, he thought that going forward in time moved him closer to death, and that reversing the action would prevent it. Trapped in a ritualistic nightmare, Zine would spend nearly ten hours a day making the 16,384 precise movements necessary to get from his bed to the bathroom. Then he met Harvard psychiatrist Dr. Michael Jenike. One of the world's leading OCD physicians, Jenike took on Ed Zine's seemingly impossible case, breaking medicine's cardinal rule in the process: he offered the tragically disabled young man not only his professional help...but his friendship and trust, which ultimately led Zine to create his own coping skills to heal himself.

Life in Rewind is a miraculous true story of commitment and determination, darkness and hope, love and inspiration.

About the Author:

TERRY WEIBLE is an executive producer of television programming. In the past she has worked for Telepictures, CBS/Eyemark, Twentieth Television, Multimedia Entertainment and CNBC. She served on the board of directors for Obsessive Compulsive Foundation for two years. She is a single mother and she lives in New York. MICHAEL A. JENIKE is a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is the founder and medical director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Insitute at McLean Hosiptal. He is also the founder of the Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He currently lives with his fiancee, Carla, outside of Boston. EDWARD E. ZINE, once a prospective student athlete at Clemson University, lives with Mayada, his wife of nine years, and his two beautiful daughters, Alexandria and Isabella. An aspiring animator with an expertise in construction, Ed and his family currently reside on Cape Cod in the home Ed built himself.

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