Loud in the House of Myself by Stacy Pershall
Memoir of a Strange Girl

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“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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Stacy Pershall is a belly dancer and artist living in New York City.
Published January 31, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 241 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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A tattoo aficionado, Pershall continues to artistically recreate her skin as “a place in which I could live.” With much suffering and more than 24 drug combinations tried and failed, she closes with glimmers of hope and self-awareness.

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If you have never had an experience with someone learning to live their lives while struggling with any type of disorder you won't need anything but this book to understand a little better the frustration and the utter devastation of living your life trying to understand something that grabs a ho...

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In Loud in the House of Myself author Stacy Pershall shares her story in the attempt to put the reader in the shoes of someone who is effected by a mental disorder.

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You left out the last line though: "The Lor…” May 07, 2011 11:44PM So I’m reading this book, and it’s difficult, not because the content is painful (although there is that) but because my eyes are filled with tears and I can’t see.

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I found “Loud In The House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl” by Stacy Pershall to be a superbly written, first-person account of a young girl’s struggle with borderline personality disorder (BPD) and bipolar disorder (BD).

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