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When: Saturday, January 25, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Where: Address and directions will be provided when you RSVP
Contact: Lynne Steinman, Ph.D.
(661) 259-0144

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LACPA’s Winter Book Club Selection:


Is Fred in the Refrigerator?:

Taming OCD and Reclaiming My Life

by Shala Nicely


The author, Ms. Shala Nicely,  will join at least some of the meetings via teleconferencing! 
As the details are confirmed, this information will be added to the listserv posts.


Book Summary: As a child, Shala Nicely was gripped by terrifying thoughts each night. Aware that she was somehow different, she engaged in complicated rituals to drive the thoughts away. The monster in her head had one big rule: Tell no one or horrible things will happen to everyone and everything you love. Decades passed before she came to know the identity of this tormentor - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Years later, as she attempted to negotiate the world of mental health, she accidentally stumbled upon effective treatment for the disorder. Nicely describes the dark grasp of OCD and body dysmorphic disorder with striking honesty and openness, and demonstrates that it is possible to thrive in a world filled with uncertainty.


More information about the book is on Amazon and on www.shalanicely.com


A Sample of Praise on Amazon:
This book is a compelling and powerful portrayal of the inner workings of OCD.
Shala paints a vivid portrait of life with this debilitating disorder as well as a candid depiction of what it takes to overcome it and thrive. 
Is Fred in the Refrigerator? is a masterfully written memoir-meets-educational-meets-inspirational tale that I couldn't put down.  
Ashley Smith, Ph.D., coauthor of Childhood Anxiety Disorders
An amazing story of terror and resilience. Fred is at once a gripping portrayal of an unrelenting disorder and a guide for doing battle with it. It is one of the clearest descriptions of the experience of OCD and how one can learn to defeat it. A fascinating read filled with hope and inspiration. You'll cry, you'll cheer, and you'll put your shoulders back with Shala as she conquers the OCD demon.
Randy O. Frost, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Smith College and coauthor of
Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things

Please contact the Book Club facilitators to RSVP for a meeting:


Santa Clarita Saturday, January 25th at 10:00 AM
Home of Dr. Janet Stier
Dr. Lynne Steinman will still keep track of the RSVPs 
LASteinmanphd@gmail.com  (661) 259-0144
Address and directions will be provided when you RSVP


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