Joanne Limburg is a poet and suffers from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). In the review it talked about a girl who used to climb the highest trees and ride her bike everywhere, but as a grown woman can hardly cross a road, board an aircraft or go down a flight of stairs for fear of accidents. A girl who was not like all the other children, easily embarrassed, an outsider who avoided company for fear of looking odd, which of course she was.
The brief description seemed to sum up all the worst aspects of my self and some of my mother's too. But OCD? Surely not. But OCD is a spectrum disorder. Not all sufferers obsessively check that doors are locked, or wash their hands 50 times a day.
Second Circle - People checking to make sure they haven't left the oven on