Loud in the House of Myself

Memoir of a Strange Girl

Stacy Pershall (Author)


“An utterly unique journey down some of the mind’s more mysterious byways . . . ranges from the shocking to the simply lovely.”—Marya Hornbacher

Stacy Pershall grew up as an overly intelligent, depressed, deeply strange girl in Prairie Grove, Arkansas, population 1,000. From her days as a thirteen-year-old Jesus freak through her eventual diagnosis of bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder, this spirited memoir chronicles Pershall’s journey through hell and her struggle with the mental health care system.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • January 2012
  • ISBN 978-0-393-34079-2
  • 5.5 × 8.3 in / 240 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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Endorsements & Reviews

“Pershall’s way of describing how the disordered mind works is joltingly accurate. Loud in the House of Myself is a beautifully written sliver of understanding that is frank, self-­deprecating, and, at times, funny. This memoir is more than just a tear-jerking page turner; it’s the manifesto of a ‘strange girl’ and could be, for some, a lifeline.” — Bust

“[An] electrifying account . . . this is one whirlwind ride.” — Booklist

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