Truth be Told: A journey from the dark side of OCD
Praise for Truth be Told
“Can feel that fear, despair, isolation, the descent into insanity, the utter hopelessness. It’s a powerful read.”
“Such brave and honest writing.”
“This dramatic, absorbing and moving narrative will make readers re-evaluate what they thought they knew about Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.”
“This is a book about despair and the depths of mental illness, but also about acceptance, forgiveness, love, and what happens when the worlds of mental health and criminal law collide.”
I am elated that a long adventure I went on is finally over and I can openly talk about what has been happening with me for the past nearly three years.
Truth be Told: A journey from the dark side of OCD is all memoir but part psychological whodunit, part textbook on a poorly understood disorder and a legal thriller all in one. It describes in brutal, honest detail the horrendous thoughts I suffered for nearly 40 years, a psychological and personal crash that found me seeking help, police involvement, a surprising and gratifying mental health diagnosis, a journey through recovery and the surprise ending to a legal quagmire I found myself in.
If you’re interested in OCD and especially interested in how screwed up it can make a person, Truth Be Told is for you. If you like books about people facing challenges and recovering from them, Truth be Told is the book for you.
I began writing Truth be Told right in the middle of a legal case against me that was tied to a compulsion I did due to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Because that legal case was ongoing (and being dragged slowly through the court system), I couldn’t talk much about my experience with OCD and I certainly couldn’t talk about the legal case, how the police came involved and how things ended up. Now the legal case is over, my book is done and I’m free to talk about my nearly four-decades living with OCD.
People are going to find parts of the book difficult to swallow. It’s raw, it’s gritty and it’s true. People in general have a warped sense of what OCD is and they have no idea the painful thoughts and images that many people suffer from. I was multi-obsessional, meaning I suffered from an array of intrusive thoughts, but the two that haunted me the worst were what I called harm-thoughts and pedophile thoughts. It was that last theme that got me in trouble with the law, believe it or not.
Some people with OCD will have a hard time reading the book. I make no bones about that. Some people are easily triggered when they read some material and I go into quite a bit of detail about some of the obsessions I suffered from. But the book should still be read because there is a definite silver lining to the story and I think, if OCD sufferers let it, the book can be a guide to gaining control over one of the most devastating disorders around.
To start, Truth be Told: A journey from the dark side of OCD is only available on Kindle and other devices from Amazon. In a few weeks I will publish a paperback version that will also be available on Amazon. And it’s being sold at an introductory price for the first while — so hurry and pick up a copy before the price goes up!
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