Because We Are Bad by Lily Bailey

9780993040740 Canbury Press

In this searing memoir, 24-year-old Lily Bailey describes how Obsessive Compulsive Disorder took over her life. She believed she was bad to the core and that the only way to stop her invasive and destructive thoughts was to complete a punishing series of rituals and routines from excessive hand washing, her skin raw and cracking, to checking every few seconds that her sleeping sister was still alive. Lily is funny, eloquent and honest, beautifully describing her exhausting illness and the road to recovery.