Traci Foust

Traci Foust

Traci Foust knows OCD like the back of her hand (which, she estimates, she washed about a quarter million times in childhood). Think you've heard the ...

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Traci Foust
Traci Foust - Motivational Speaker

Traci Foust knows OCD like the back of her hand (which, she estimates, she washed about a quarter million times in childhood). Think you've heard the ...

Traci Foust

Traci Foust - Expert Traci Foust knows OCD like the back of her hand (which, she estimates, she washed about a quarter million times in childhood). Think you've heard the ...
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Int Opp: Foust's Believe it or Not: OCD at its weirdest
Nowhere Near Normal Interview: Allen Media and Simon and Schuster

Attention Members of the Media: Allen Media Strategies and Simon and Schuster are excited to share an advanced look at NOWHERE NEAR NORMAL by Traci Foust (Gallery Books; April 5, 2011Hardcover Original; $25.00).In this compassionate, witty, and moving memoir, Traci Foust chronicles her life growing up with obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and clinical depression. When all the neighborhood kids were playing outdoors, seven-year-old Traci Foust was inside making sure the miniature Catholic saint statues on her windowsill always pointed north, scratching out bald patches on her scalp, and snapping her fingers after every bizarre anxieties, including a fear of the sun, an obsession with contracting eradicated diseases, and the idea that she could catch fire just by thinking about it. While stints of therapy – and lots of Nyquil – sometimes helped, nothing alleviated the fact that her divorced mother and distracted father had no idea how to deal with her. Traci Foust shares her funny and compelling journey with brutal honesty, from becoming a teenage runaway on the poetry slam beat in the hippie beach towns of Northern California to living at a family-owned nursing home, in a room with a seventy-five year-old WWII Vet who’s convinced she’s prostitute. In this quirky, frenetic, and darkly comic account of her struggles with a variety of psychological disorders, Traci ultimately concludes that there is nothing special about being “normal.” To book an interview with Traci Foust, contact Allen Media Strategies Alyssa Joy at 703-589-8960 or alyssa@allenmediastrategies.com.