The Book MEDHEAD was an inside look into the life from age five to seventeen of a young man who had the worst possible cases of Tourettes and OCD. Being a lifetime sufferer of OCD and knowing how debiliatating in life this disorder can be, the subject matter intrigued me immediately.
Whether you are someone who loves a person with any of these horrific disorders or are yourself a sufferer to any degree, this is a must read. Upon beginning this book I literally did not put it down until I was finished. The way in which James Patterson and Hal Friedman, the father of the young man the book is about, place you directly in the shoes of this young man is enamouring.
Walking away with a greater sense of purpose after a six-month long fight against a flare of the depression that I have suffered with my entire life, I would recommend this read to anyone. It is uplifting, eye opening and inspiring. The things in our lives that we view as limitations and the times during our lives that leave us feeling boxed in an hopeless are phantoms. This young man's sheer will prove that no one has any excuse any longer to languish in self pity or self-imposed limitations in their lives.