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Book of The Week: Crazy Enough
Every Monday, we'll be letting you know about new releases the editors at O and Oprah.com couldn't stop reading. This week, we're in complete awe of the blunt, surprisingly memoir:
By Storm Large
Actress and singer Storm Large (yes, that’s her given name) spent much of her childhood in and out of hospital psychiatric wards and mental institutions visiting her mother, who was troubled with a litany of diagnoses, ranging from schizophrenia to multiple personality disorder. At age nine, when she asked a doctor if she might suffer from the same issues, he said, without skipping a beat, “Yes, it’s hereditary. You will absolutely end up like your mother.” Left without hope, Large embarked on a heart-wrenching journey paved with sex, drugs and plenty of raw self-destruction (note to readers: this book is heavy on the exceptionally salty language). The memoir, however, told in honest, poignant prose, really takes off when Large begins to use her excruciating past as an inspiration for her life on stage as a risky, fearless artist, showing all of us how to let go—not without fear and doubt, but with it.
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