The Existence Game

The Existence Game

by Judy Adams


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The Existence Game by Judy Adams

Alex Moser, a self-declared nutcase, is at the end of her rope. Finding little meaning in a life governed by innumerable phobias, she finally gives suicide a shot, but... "I couldn't even get that right!" she moans upon awakening in the hospital. The Existence Game chronicles two months in Alex's life, detailing her path from suicide attempt to long-awaited healing. At once neurotic and utterly easy to relate to, Alex's recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder is told with self-awareness and an easy intimacy. Whether or not we've been touched by mental illness, The Existence Game reminds us of the power we have to choose where to go, regardless of where we have been.

"As a practicing psychiatrist with extensive experience working with Borderline
Personality Disorder individuals, I was struck by how accurately Adams portrays the main character, Alex Moser, and the development of her illness. Additionally, The Existence Game provides one of the most moving, insightful accounts - from the perspective of a child - of what experiencing childhood sexual abuse is like, and the problems that develop in relation to this severe trauma. This is not just a story of illness, but a remarkable, heartwarming story of recovery. Beautifully written and gripping from the start, Adams takes us for a ride into a hidden, taboo world that most people never know exists, and leads us out again, better human beings for the experience." -
David M. Band, M.D., Medical Director/CEO, Sterling Behavioral Health Services,
Ashburn, Virginia

"Powerful and compelling, full of insight and hope, The Existence Game is beautifully written. Adams balances humour and sadness with great skill. Inspirational and highly recommended." - Barry Wenlock, Author, Photographer and Himalayan Mountain Guide

"This is an extraordinary work; easily the most incisive, moving account of mental illness I have ever read." - David Price, Actor and Author

"Superbly well-written, this is a truly life-affirming story. Funny, touching, and disturbing by turns, Adams brings the tale of Alex Moser to life in a barnstorming literary tour de force. I love this book!" - Frank Kusy, Author

"As a Borderline myself, 'Alex' is a very real character to me. Adams describes life for us perfectly." - Anonymous

"The relationship between Alex and Dr. Frank takes us to the heart of what being human is about. It is human contact and understanding that may turn a life around." - Cherry Gregory, Author

Judy Adams was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and has worked in the medical, environmental, and music fields. She lives in rural Pennsylvania, where you can still see the stars at night.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781457513985
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2012
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Judy Adams was raised in the Washington, D.C. area and has fond memories of seeing The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Twice!

She resides with her family in Pennsylvania and loves listening to music, reading, writing, drawing, snuggling with her cats and playing ball with her dogs, and hanging out with family and friends at local coffee shops.

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