Pure by Rose Cartwright

Now a major Channel 4 series: the true story of Rose’s ten-year struggle with ‘Pure O’, which causes her to experience intense and intrusive sexual thoughts.

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Rose Cartwright has OCD, but not as you know it. Pure is the true story of her ten-year struggle with ‘Pure O’, a little-known form of the condition, which causes her to experience intrusive sexual thoughts of shocking intensity. It is a brave and frequently hilarious account of a woman who refused to give up, despite being undermined at every turn by her obsessions and enduring years of misdiagnosis and failed therapies.

Eventually, the love of family and friends, and Rose’s own courage and sense of humour prevailed, inspiring this deeply felt and beautifully written memoir. At its core is a lesson for all of us: when it comes to being happy with who we are, there are no neat conclusions.

Weight258 g
Dimensions199 × 135 × 21 mm



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Author Rose CartwrightRose is a writer, creative director and cofounder of Made of Millions. She is the author of Pure and is currently working on its Channel 4 drama adaptation. She’s also writing short films with FKA Twigs and Turner Prize nominated Rosalind Nashishibi. Past projects include the relaunch of Channel 4’s Random Acts, writing the world’s first OCD chatbot, and developing This Girl Can – Phenomenal Women. Rose has spoken about the mind, storytelling and social impact at SXSW and Wired Live.


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