Devil in the Details

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Devil in the Details

Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood

By Jennifer Traig

Back Bay Books, Paperback, 9780316010740, 246pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2006


Recalling the agony of growing up as an obsessive-compulsive religious fanatic, Traig fearlessly confesses the most peculiar behaviour - like scrubbing her hands for a full half-hour before meals, feeding her stuffed animals before herself, and washing everything she owned because she thought it was contaminated by pork fumes!

About the Author
Jennifer Traig, a longtime 826 tutor and workshop teacher, is the author of two memoirs the forthcoming "Well Enough Alone" and "Devil in the Details" (2004). She holds a Ph.D. in literature, and her work has appeared in "The New York Times", "JANE", "The Observer" (London), and the "San Francisco Chronicle".