When Milo moves out of the family home into a little apartment with the dog, he thinks it's only for the short-term. Then, one day he finds a video camera and a set of tapes on an empty bench in the local park and takes them home to see if he can identify the owner from the content of the tapes. What he finds is - well, read and find out for yourself, for Milo is going to make a big journey. He is going to talk to people; he is going to make new friends, and who knows, maybe even get divorced along the way. I really felt for Milo, keeping the secrets of his OCD from everyone - classmates, parents, wife, friends - but I just kept wondering why he was so worried. I wanted to shout at him "just tell someone!". But of course that's not how this condition works, is it?
A slow start, but do persevere, it is charming, funny and will make you understand OCD just a little better.
* Matthew Dicks is published as Matthew Green in the UK, as the publisher thought that the surname might make people shy to buy.... US readers - for dick read pecker. Honestly! We are all grownups here - and I am smiling!