The section dealing with the lives and thoughts of famous people who have suffered OCD is very interesting. It is comprehensive and will demonstrate to patients and professionals alike that it is possible to do well in life in spite of OCD. The section dealing with self-help is superficial, but the authors make points that are easily overlooked—that keeping busy, getting out, and taking exercise can make valuable contributions. An important, twice-made statement is, "I feel that it is a bit like having a wooden leg or a tendency to epilepsy—life would be much better without the difficulty or disorder but one can still make the best of it." The book does not deal with the occasional difficulty of deciding about the presence or absence of psychotic thinking, or with the curious clinical presentations of patients with clean hands and filthy clothes/homes.