Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
Rewind Replay Repeat: A Memoir of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Paperback – February 1, 2007
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
--Charles Osgood, CBS News Sunday Morning anchor
"A page-turner for anyone interested in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Beautifully written and gripping in its intensity, it takes the reader on the perilous adventure of the fight against OCD. Jeff Bell enlists us on his journey: his sense of humor, irony, and reporting skills make this book a 'must read.'"
--Judith l. Rapoport, MD, author of The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing
"This is an epoch-making book. It is one of the most incisive memoirs ever written on the experience of mental illness, and by far the best first-person account available on life from the point of view of the OCD sufferer. Jeff Bell has scaled the heights of narrative memoirs, conveying the excruciating details of the inner life of a man whose brain is on fire."
--Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, author of Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain
"In a most sensitive way, Jeff Bell explains what it's like to be inside of his own self-made prison and describes his efforts to heal himself. His emphasis on his own spirituality and his willingness to change his attitude will shine light on the road to recovery for the many people afflicted with this disorder."
--Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD, author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.
Top Customer Reviews
In "Rewind, Replay, Repeat" (357 pages), author Jeff Bell, apparently a well-known news radio personality in the Bay Area and Northern California, basically recounts his 6 years (roughly 1992 to 1998) of going through the hell that is called OCD, before finding a way to handle it. For those of us who do not have OCD, this book is incredibly revelatory in what various types of OCD'ers (such as 'washers', 'hoarders', 'checkers', 'repeaters' and the like) go through day after day. Struggling with getting the proper treatment from his doctor, Bell recounts when he stumbles on a book that describes what he is going through: "What I read on the first page of the first chapter knocks me down to my knees, like a swift blow to the back of my legs". Bell ultimately finds a behavior therapist who understands his condition. The road blocks enountered by the author are many and getting on the right path is "hard work", as the author makes clear over and over again.
The book is riveting and even shocking, in the sense that it is so difficult to really understand what OCD'ers are going through. The author is to be commended for sharing his story, providing insight and education to someone like me, and giving hope to other OCD'ers. Highly recommended.
Jeff has literally gone through hell and back with his OCD, and one can't help but want to hug him and help him get through each episode.
He is so clear in what he writes, it's almost as though you're sitting on his shoulder watching what he goes through.
Using the tape recorder as a basis for a title, and the way it's used throughout, is a fabulous way of writing - Pause, Play, Fast-Forward. It's so simple, yet totally explanatory.
He gives a very detailed version of what one person has suffered with this illness. Those of us who have much lesser forms of it, can only be thankful there but for the grace of God, goes us.
I think this book should be mandatory reading for all teachers and students in high school and college; possibly even junior high, at least in some classes.
The only negative things I'll say about it, isn't even negative for me, but might be for others.
At times, one might feel it's a bit over the top ... please have understanding. It is over the top for Jeff, and it's exactly as intense as he relates it to be.
The coincidences of finding each thing at the specific times he does - and the "internal voices" (his own) telling him to do or not to do certain things - may seem unbelievable. They aren't. It happens all the time to some.
I bought two books at his signing at Borders in Sacto, and am highly recommending the book to everyone I know.
"Rewind, Replay, Repeat" illuminates the angst-ridden world of doubters and checkers--those unfortunate souls who cannot leave well enough alone. OCD sufferers include: the woman who must unlock her front door repeatedly to check the stove; the driver who feels compelled to circle the block to make sure that he didn't run over a pedestrian; the terrified child who keeps asking his mother the same question a thousand times and is never satisfied with the answer; the washers who scrub their hands dozens of times a day until their skin is raw and painful; and the savers who hoard objects of no value until their homes resemble garbage dumps. Medical science has yet to pinpoint exactly what causes the brains of OCD patients to misfire.
This is an intensely personal, painfully honest, and extremely detailed look at one man's journey into the abyss and back. After he learns that he has OCD, an incurable condition, Bell struggles for years to get his life under control with a combination of spiritual awakening, a support group, cognitive behavioral therapy, and drug treatment.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm very interested in reading about people with this condition and how they live with it. In my work I have come across hoarder's houses and the people have saved everything from... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ellen Merritt
Anyone brave enough to write about their OCD deserves ten stars. I live it everyday and learning about this disease and hearing others stories is what has me motivated to recover... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Stacy E
I will never think of obsessive compulsive syndrome in the same light as prior to finishing Jeff Bell's book. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Chuen Tick
Fantastic book! My sin suffers from OCD and is going through therapy. His therapist recommended it to him and I read it too. I laughed, cried and learned so much while reading it. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Nancy
I ordered this book on a Friday evening after I listened to Jeff on the radio and then watched him discuss his OCD with large audiences via YouTube videos. Read morePublished 20 months ago by M. Williams
I LOVE the books by Jeff Bell. For those of us with a family member with OCD, it's important to keep up with what Jeff Bell is saying. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Bridgette Carpenter
This was an excellent and telling story about someone who really struggled with the affliction of OCD. Read morePublished on August 1, 2013 by Nicholas Roberts
This was a flat out terrific read. Definitely a must read for someone who suffers with OCD, or for any loved ones of OCD suffers. Read morePublished on June 18, 2013 by CharlesPsu