I picked up Torn Apart a few weeks ago. It's a biography of the life of a boy with Tourette's syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorder, among other issues.
Can you even imagine???
Years ago I worked at a counseling center (and loved it), so this type of stuff really intrigues me.
Here's the basics: it's a really easy read, understand, and pick up where you left off. Most chapters are 2 pages long, so you don't really lose your place if you have to set the book down quickly. And the story moves fast, without repeating itself.
It opens your eyes to something that most of us (including myself) have absolutely no understanding of. The way he describes the tics... as a need to move his body in such a way that only moving his body that way will satisfy...it's captivating.
The story goes from the time he was 4 and first started showing symptoms, all the way through high school, and all the nitty gritty stuff in between. Honestly, I was shocked at a lot of it-- it was really eye opening!
Want to read it? I'm giving it away!! Leave a comment (make sure I have info on how to get in touch) and I'll pick a winner on Sunday. :)