About Devil in the Details
Devil in the Details: Scenes from an Obsessive Girlhood is Jennifer Traig's memoir of her mortifying teen years. Jennifer suffered from scrupulosity, a rare form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder that made her extremely religious and completely dysfunctional. She spent all her time praying, washing, and generally making life hell for her family. In this excerpt, Jennifer recalls a family trip to France at the height of her illness.