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A collection of papers and dialogues about OCD.

©2016 J.-M. Kuczynski (P)2016 J.-M. Kuczynski

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incredibly helpful

As a former psychology student, it was easy to follow and there were parts of the book that I could genuinely relate to. I feel that the narration flowed well and I like the fact that it felt like a more personal listening experience - actual examples of people were used that made it more relatable. This was not just another boring and uninteresting book about OCD where some doctor likes to throw around big terms to stroke his own ego. Well done! I would recommend!

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best book on ocd i've ever read

What made the experience of listening to OCD the most enjoyable?

it was so honest. the author isn't just a scholar. he seems to understand ocd firsthand.

Who was your favorite character and why?

the author. he wrote it, narrated it, lived it

Have you listened to any of J.-M. Kuczynski’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

yes. this is not one of his best performances, but it's still pretty good

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

ocd, beware

Any additional comments?

i love this author

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  • Philo
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • 06-29-18

Gets pretty kooky, but as always, revealing

This Dr. Kuczynski is quite a piece of work. His work here, I could say benefited me, in plain terms, as stimulating thought about how people juggle (and mismanage) conflicts in their lives in ways surfacing as disturbing thoughts or behaviors. There is an interesting series of parsings between OCD and other forms of behavioral problems, such as the plight of the psychopath (his term). I'm not current with mainstream behavioral sciences to the point of being able to tell how marginal these particular views may be. For example, there is a lot of echoing of Freud here. While holding forth on a personality with divided or confused motives and actions, Dr. Kuczynski's presentation switches into a discourse between two speakers who seem both to be versions (and vocalizations) of himself. He uses terms which I have been lately told (by a medical professional, not a psych one though) are archaic -- such as sociopath or psychopath (versus antisocial personality disorder.) I'm not in a position to speak authoritatively on that. I understand this author's intended meanings quite readily. I'm looking for insight, not checking a checklist on what peers think is strictly current-kosher. And on that scale, I'm pleased with this work. Once again, he shined a light on my own mental interior (and longtime behaviors) I haven't found anywhere else. I might only peripherally see myself in some of these examples, but they shed a lot of insight. And to bring such things into awareness is to be that much liberated from ignorantly laboring in their shadows.

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Horrid Narration

Incredibly difficult to get past the robotic narration...the book also took a strange and unannounced turn by doing a q&a about a third of the way through. Overall, just incredibly jarring and unhelpful.