A Man Derailed
Chipmunkapublishing ltd, Jun 1, 2011 - 198 pages
Description'A Cry for Help' is the follow-up to Stephen's very successful 'A Cry For Help' and continues his first book's theme highlighting the constant struggles of living with OCD. Stephen has a terrible fear, amongst others, of harming an elderly lady. Having to continually check that each and every elderly woman he passed in the street or came into everyday contact had not suffered at his hands. 'A Cry Forever' tackles how this obsession has altered Stephen's life, further periods in custody are discussed as are Stephen's experiences of forming relationships and starting a family hindered by ever-present obsessions. This is an honest and open book which can act as a beacon of hope for those suffering from this wildly misunderstood, yet life-changing illness.About the AuthorStephen Drake was born in Surrey in 1970 and was diagnosed with OCD in 1989, having spent periods in jail due to the condition. Further custody followed as stress heightened his obsessions. In 2006 Stephen wrote his first book entitled 'A Cry For Help' as a way of expressing his problems and changing his wayward course. 'A Cry For Ever' followed a year later, having been encouraged by benefits from his first book.
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Absolutely brilliant!! As a person who suffered from depression, I can definitely say that this book is so deep and true that it looks like it was my biography (accident apart!). I know that depression is not a funny thing but Paul in this book managed to make me laugh a lot with his sarcasm! Well done!! 5 stars in full!