Lights on, rats out : a memoir / Cree LeFavour.
- 1 of 1 copy available at George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library.
0 current holds with 1 total copy.
- ISBN: 9780802125965 (hardcover)
- ISBN: 0802125964 (hardcover)
- Physical Description: 312 pages ; 22 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York, NY : Grove Press, 2017.
- Baker & Taylor
A young college graduate one year into her increasingly obsessive treatment with her psychiatrist describes how she organized her days around a compulsion to harm herself with lit cigarettes.
- Baker & Taylor
A young college graduate one year into her increasingly obsessive treatment with a psychiatrist begins to organize her days around a compulsion to harm herself with lit cigarettes. By the James Beard Award-nominated author of
- Perseus Publishing
A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2017
âLights On, Rats Out is unlike anything Iâve ever readâa powerfully, staggeringly honest book that is excruciating in places, and also completely haunting. LeFavourâs intimate account of her relationship with her psychiatrist is intensely compelling, forthright, and brave. Did he overstep? Was he somehow pulled in by her beyond what was therapeutically appropriate or helpful? This is a fascinating memoir in a category of its own.ââDani Shapiro
As a young college graduate a year into treatment with a psychiatrist, Cree LeFavour began to organize her days around the cruel, compulsive logic of self-harm: with each newly lit cigarette, the world would drop away as her focus narrowed on the blooming release of pleasure-pain as the burning tip was applied to an unblemished patch of skin. Her body was a canvas of cruelty; each scar a mark of pride and shame.
In sharp and shocking language, Lights On, Rats Out brings us closely into these years. We see the world as Cree didâturned upside down, the richness of life muted and dulled, its pleasures perverted. The heady thrill of meeting with her psychiatrist, Dr. Adam N. Kohlâwhose relationship with Cree is at once sustaining and paralyzingâcomes to be the only bright spot in her days.
Lights On, Rats Out describes a fiercely smart and independent womanâs charged attachment to a mental health professional and the dangerous compulsion to keep him in her life at all costs.
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