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Along for the Ride
Amy is currently working on a novel.
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Amy is currently working on a novel.

amy wilensky

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LISTEN to Amy discuss her experience as an individual with OCD.

Text

READ an excerpt from Amy's book, Passing for Normal, A Memoir of Compulsion.

READ Amy's essay, Secondhand Clothes.

READ Swimming Pool, another of Amy's essays.

Amy remembers living in an apartment organized by her obsessive-compulsiveness: stacks of newspapers, bags of pennies she collected and found impossible to get rid of ... "When you spend a few seconds a day putting on your lucky socks, that doesn't interfere with your life. But when you try on 45 pairs of socks to find the one that's just right, you may have a problem."