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Summary

Rose Cartwright has OCD, but not as you know it. Pure is the true story of her 10-year struggle with ‘Pure O’, a little-known form of the condition, which causes her to experience intrusive sexual thoughts of shocking intensity. It is a brave and frequently hilarious account of a woman who refused to give up, despite being undermined at every turn by her obsessions and enduring years of misdiagnosis and failed therapies.

Eventually, the love of family and friends, and Rose’s own courage and sense of humour prevailed, inspiring this deeply felt and beautifully written memoir. At its core is a lesson for all of us: when it comes to being happy with who we are, there are no neat conclusions.

©2016 Rose Cartwright (P)2020 Audible, Ltd

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Hysterically funny, heartbreaking & deeply human

I have OCD and it's changed my life for 15 years - this book has just changed my life again. I'd read it even if I didn't have OCD though for the black humour that Rose brings - and that needs to be brought - to mental health issues. A total delight.