Loud in the House of Myself: Memoir of a Strange Girl
Through chapters structured around her tattoos, Stacy Pershall recounts her
childhood and young adulthood. Cast as an outsider in the deep rural south, she tells of her resulting struggles with eating disorders, multiple diagnoses for mental illness, and a
subsequent suicide attempt, which was broadcast live on the Internet. In a whirlwind
journey that is spirited, frightening, and at times mordantly funny, Loud in the House of
Myself is a searing and ultimately uplifting book that will resonate with young people
who feel strange or displaced in their worlds.