December 23rd, 2011 11:06 EST
A Life Lived Ridiculously Tackles OCD & Sociopath Topics with Sinister Humor & Raw Vulnerability
Author & writer Dr. Annabelle R. Charbit will release her debut fiction novel, A Life Lived Ridiculously on April 12, 2012 (Firefly Publishing & Entertainment, ISBN: 978-0-9846428-6-1).
A Life Lived Ridiculously is the story of one girl with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and what happened when she was seduced by a sociopath. Dr. Charbit`s book appeals to smart, sophisticated audiences who enjoy contemporary fiction infused with a humorous yet sinister twist, while tackling the serious topics of OCD and sociopaths.
Maxine`s brain is stuck. Everything around her feels wrong and the only way to fix it is to check, double-check, rearrange and count everything. What Maxine can`t fix though is her parents` constant nagging over the absence of a Jewish husband. A humiliation that is further compounded when her younger brother runs off with Miss Perfect. Then she meets Sam, a smooth-talking charmer with the weight of the world on his shoulders, and enough terminal diseases to wipe out a small village. Maxine decides that Sam is her salvation, never mind that his life is more depressing than a Greek tragedy, and others are urging her to get away from him. The problem is that Sam has Maxine under his spell. Will Maxine escape from Sam before it`s too late?
A Life Lived Ridiculously tugs at the heartstrings and funny bones of readers. Maxine exemplifies a strong, courageous role model for those who have personally struggled with OCD, mental health issues, or have been involved in volatile relationships. Maxine`s raw, emotional vulnerability draws compassion and empathy from readers " she could be their best friend, sister or daughter.
A Life Lived Ridiculously is available for sale on April 12, 2012 (Trade paperback - US: $14.95) and eBook format (US: $4.95) through Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Pre-order sales are now available through A Life Lived Ridiculously`s website: http://www.ridiculouslife.net/
About Dr. Annabelle Charbit
Dr. Charbit grew up in London, UK, and has been writing since 2006, where her comedy play, Sound Advice, was performed by CP Theatre Productions in London, UK. Dr. Charbit holds a PhD in Neuroscience from University College London. A Life Lived Ridiculously is Dr. Charbit`s first novel
There is a great balance between humor and true frustration. Maxine`s inner OCD turmoil is expertly braided into the storytelling, acting as a propeller. " " Blakely Chorpenning, IndiscriminateWrites.blogspot.com
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