Abby Sher lost an aunt and her father before she was bat mitzvah age, and became obsessed with preventing others’ deaths. She began picking up sharp objects in the street to prevent cars from running over them. And she found solace in repetition, so she prayed and prayed, and prayed and prayed and prayed. In her new memoir, “Amen, Amen, Amen: Memoir of a Girl Who Couldn’t Stop Praying (Among Other Things)” (Scribner) she writes candidly about suffering from Obsessive-compulsive disorder and anorexia, and about how she learned how to quiet her mind. She recently stopped by the Forward studio to discuss her journey with the Forward’s Allison Gaudet Yarrow.
Read an excerpt from Abby Sher’s memoir, “Amen Amen Amen.”