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Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl Paperback – January 23, 2012
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“[An] electrifying account . . . this is one whirlwind ride.” (Booklist)
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It might well save their lives.
Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl by Stacy Pershall is an ambitious book. And, for the most part, it achieves what it sets out to do.
The book follows Pershall's continuing struggles with borderline personality disorder, anorexia, bulimia, and multiple suicide attempts. It attempts not only to tell her personal story, but to examine borderline personality disorder in a broader context, as well as examine closely how Pershall finally finds a way to heal through a type of behavioral therapy and tattooing.
Unfortunately, there aren't enough pages in the book to do everything well, and the inclusion of so much technical information ultimately diluted the story.
Pershall's personal story is compelling nonetheless, especially for any young girl who's ever had body issues, thought she was ugly, stupid, not good enough, or too weird to have many friends.
She explains her situation in the beginning of the book, and introduces dialectical behavior therapy (one of the only proven methods to treat and control borderline personality disorder) and the way getting tattoos has given her a way to reclaim her body and make it her own.
After the introduction, I expected Pershall to spend more time on her tattoos, and especially looked forward to the moment she discovered tattooing would finally give her power over her own self (because you do absolutely want to see Pershall succeed and take control of her life).
That moment never came. She tells us about it, but we never get to see it, and that was the book's biggest disappointment for me.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I found it long and finally abandoned ut 3/4 of the way throughPublished 3 days ago by Michelle R. Houston
Stacy Pershall's story is a fluid read filled with humor, despair and, ultimately, victory. She has a way of offering each incident in a casual, emotionless voice while she... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Nancy Henley
Raw, real, and funny.
Absolutely in love with this memoir. I felt like at the end I was a friend of Stacy Pershall because she writes in such a deeply personal and... Read more
Simply outstanding. I've never left a review before, and this won't be much of one, but I implore you to purchase this. Bibliography at its best.Published 1 month ago by Aaron Berg
From the time I started reading this book, I found it hard to put it down. From front cover to back, I loved it.Published 2 months ago by Karen
Well written and compelling. The ending was a bit abrupt but otherwise a good read and an interesting look from the inside of borderline personality disorder.Published 4 months ago by Mom2matandj
Great memoir from a woman who has BPD and actually sought help. I really enjoyed this read!Published 5 months ago by Pacific Practitioner