Man, Interrupted: Welcome to the Bizarre World of OCD, Where Once More is Never Enough

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"Man, Interrupted" is the true story of one man's experiences as a sufferer of severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Jim Bailey's obsessions centred around drugs and his fear of coming into contact with them, through people spiking his food, by accidentally touching a junkie, or even just touching a photograph of an marijuana leaf. After a period of trying desperately to cope with his illness, he was admitted to one of America's leading psychiatric hospitals. The myriad methods of treatment there included trips to greet drug addicts and homeless people in an attempt to expose him to his fears and eradicate his anxiety. It is testimony to Bailey's indomitable spirit that he is now able to see the absurdity of many of the situations in which he found himself. "Man, Interrupted" gives a glimpse into the tortured world of a man suffering from what is an increasingly common disorder. But far from being a doom-laden account of mental illness, the result is uniquely revealing hilariously entertaining and wonderfully rewarding.

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James Bailey was born in Arkansas City, Kansas and is an actor and writer. He was struck with a crippling form of OCD in the mid-'70s. Now recovered, he lives in Louisiana.

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"Bailey writes up his treatment in chirpy style, rarely self-pitying or morbid."  —Evening Standard



"A very funny, profound, soul-searching account of James's emotional journey . . . the story sits somewhere between The Catcher in the Rye and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."  —Bizarre



"Bailey's vivid sense of humour means he relates his story with a knowing sense of the absurd."  —Daily Mail

"There is something entirely engaging about his cheerfully hapless approach to life."  —The Observer

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