Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl

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W. W. Norton & Company, Jan 23, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages

“An utterly unique journey down some of the mind’s more mysterious byways . . . ranges from the shocking to the simply lovely.”—Marya Hornbacher

Stacy Pershall grew up as an overly intelligent, depressed, deeply strange girl in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, population 1,000. From her days as a thirteen-year-old Jesus freak through her eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, this spirited memoir chronicles Pershall’s journey through hell and her struggle with the mental health care system.
 

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User Review  - REINADECOPIAYPEGA - LibraryThing

I think the title of this book is a bit misleading, although the author may view herself as such. To me she is not strange at all, she is/was very ill and her behavior was a result of not getting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer35k - LibraryThing

An incredibly brutal tale of one woman’s continuous experience with the life altering disease known as ‘bipolar disorder’. It is a roller coaster ride of mistakes and heart break that leads the reader ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
26
Section 4
33
Section 5
47
Section 6
65
Section 7
89
Section 8
112
Section 10
152
Section 11
164
Section 12
174
Section 13
186
Section 14
195
Section 15
209
Section 16
215
Section 17
231

Section 9
130

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About the author (2012)

Stacy Pershall is a belly dancer and artist living in New York City.

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