Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood

3.55 avg rating
( 3,963 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780316158770: Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood

A woman who suffered from an undiagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder in her childhood recounts how her overzealous drive for perfection and incessant hand-washing rituals compromised her daily life and strained her relationship with her good-natured parents. 40,000 first printing.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

JENNIFER TRAIG is a frequent contributor to McSweeney's and . She is the author of a series of young adult books and a humor book, Judaikitsch. She has a Ph.D. in Literature and lives in San Francisco.

From AudioFile:

Jennifer Traig is an obsessive-compulsive with a religious bent. Traig's adolescence is complicated by this debilitating disorder. She bathes according to Old Testament rules (obsessively or not at all, depending on the day), prays fervently, and washes all her possessions and her hands whenever they get contaminated (i.e., constantly). Melinda Wade delivers an excellent performance that conveys both the eminent reasonableness of this behavior in the author's mind and its continual irritation to everyone around her. Wade's voice is almost a whine, a fitting tone for Traig's neuroses. Well done, but not to be listened to in long stretches. A.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Traig, Jennifer
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 10: 0316158771 ISBN 13: 9780316158770
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Orion Tech
(Grand Prairie, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316158771 . Bookseller Inventory # HCI6825TCGG052317H0013P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Traig, Jennifer
Published by Little, Brown and Company (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316158771 ISBN 13: 9780316158770
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Frank Sincavage
(PHILA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition; First Printing. 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 256 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 30257

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Jennifer Traig
Published by Little, Brown and Company (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316158771 ISBN 13: 9780316158770
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0316158771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.23
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Traig, Jennifer
ISBN 10: 0316158771 ISBN 13: 9780316158770
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Golden Bridge Books
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Ships From Canada. New in new dust jacket. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 246 p. Audience: General/trade. Book Description When her father found the washing machine crammed with everything from her sneakers to her barrettes, 12-year-old Jennifer Traig had a simple explanation: they d been tainted by the pork fumes emanating from the kitchen and had to be cleansed. The same fumes compelled Jennifer to meticulously wash her hands for 30 minutes before dinner: All scrubbed in for your big casserolectomy, Dr. Traig? her mother asked. It wasn t long before her family s exasperation made Jennifer realize that her behavior had gone beyond fastidious in her own eyes, she d gone from quirky girl to raving lunatic. Jennifer s childhood mania was the result of her undiagnosed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder joining forces with her Hebrew studies. While preparing for her bat mitzvah, she was introduced to an entire set of arcane laws and quickly made it her mission to follow the. Bookseller Inventory # 9156075643

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 19.95
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Jennifer Traig
Published by Little, Brown and Company (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316158771 ISBN 13: 9780316158770
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0316158771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.80
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Traig, Jennifer
Published by Little, Brown and Company (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316158771 ISBN 13: 9780316158770
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110316158771

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Traig, Jennifer
Published by Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Co (2004)
ISBN 10: 0316158771 ISBN 13: 9780316158770
New Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Golden Bridge Books
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Little Brown & Co, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Book Description When her father found the washing machine crammed with everything from her sneakers to her barrettes, 12-year-old Jennifer Traig had a simple explanation: they’d been tainted by the pork fumes emanating from the kitchen and had to be cleansed. The same fumes compelled Jennifer to meticulously wash her hands for 30 minutes before dinner: “All scrubbed in for your big casserolectomy, Dr. Traig?” her mother asked. It wasn’t long before her family’s exasperation made Jennifer realize that her behavior had gone beyond fastidious—in her own eyes, she’d gone from quirky girl to raving lunatic. Jennifer’s childhood mania was the result of her undiagnosed Obsessive Compulsive Disorder joining forces with her Hebrew studies. While preparing for her bat mitzvah, she was introduced to an entire set of arcane laws and quickly made it her mission to follow them perfectly. Her parents nipped her religious obsession in the bud early on, but as her teen years went by, her natural tendency toward the extreme led her down different paths of adolescent agony and mortification. Years later, Jennifer remembers these scenes with candor and humor. What emerges is a portrait of a well-meaning girl and her good-natured parents, and a very funny, very sharp look back at growing up. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-937812883

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 20.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 19.95
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Traig, Jennifer
Published by Little, Brown and Company
ISBN 10: 0316158771 ISBN 13: 9780316158770
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Little, Brown and Company. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0316158771 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0098099

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds