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One Writer's Humorous Take on Living with OCD

Emily Colas has written her first book, a memoir, "Just Checking: Scenes from the life of an obsessive-compulsive." (Penguin-Pocket books). She writes about her many worries and fears about germs, and food poisoning, and her compulsion to trace the design of a star in her head, while having conversations with people. Colas eventually was treated for the disorder.


Other segments from the episode on August 4, 1998

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 4, 1998: Interview with Emily Colas; Interview with Bob Hoskins; Review of Billy Brag and Wilco's album "Mermaid Avenue."


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