Sounds Like Crazy by Shana Mahaffey

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Learn why Holly Miller has five people living inside her head in this “remarkable debut novel.”(Kemble Scott, author of SoMa)

Though she doesn’t remember the trauma that caused it, Holly Miller has Dissociative Identity Disorder. Her personality has fractured into five different identities, together known as The Committee. And as much as they make Holly’s life hell, she can’t live without them.

Then one of those identities, the flirtatious, southern Betty Jane, lands Holly a voiceover job. Betty Jane wants nothing more than to be in the spotlight. The rest of The Committee wants Betty Jane to shut up. Holly’s therapist wants to get to the bottom of her broken psyche. And Holly? She’s just along for the ride…

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About Shana Mahaffey

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Shana Mahaffey lives in San Francisco in part of an Edwardian compound that she shares with an informal cooperative of family, friends, and five cats. She is a member of the Sanchez Grotto Annex, a writer's community. Author website:
Published September 4, 2009 by NAL. 399 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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San Francisco Chronicle

Consider the plight of Holly Miller, protagonist of Shana Mahaffey's debut novel, "Sounds Like Crazy," a young single woman who struggles to make ends meet as a lonely, befuddled and quixotic waitress in a Manhattan diner.

Nov 06 2009 | Read Full Review of Sounds Like Crazy

Gather Books

Like many debut novelist, Mahaffey tries to do too much in one novel and ultimately this detracts from the power of Holly's story.

Sep 15 2009 | Read Full Review of Sounds Like Crazy

Jenn's Bookshelves

Her novel, Sounds Like Crazy was named a notable book for Fall 2009 by the San Francisco Chronicle;

Apr 28 2010 | Read Full Review of Sounds Like Crazy

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