Jeff Bell is a longtime veteran of radio and television news. His extensive media experience includes nearly a decade of anchoring drive-time radio programs, several years of writing television news, and numerous days spent chasing stories throughout Northern California. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and two daughters.Jeff Bell is an air-name.
"Jeff Bell is an excellent and experienced radio newsman. But of all the many fascinating stories he has reported over the years, none is more bizarre or more compelling than the one he tells here. Furthermore, it is an exclusive. Only Jeff could possibly tell it because it is an account of his own struggle with his own worst enemy, whose name is Doubt."
--Charles Osgood, CBS News Sunday Morning anchor
"A page-turner for anyone interested in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Beautifully written and gripping in its intensity, it takes the reader on the perilous adventure of the fight against OCD. Jeff Bell enlists us on his journey: his sense of humor, irony, and reporting skills make this book a 'must read.'"
--Judith l. Rapoport, MD, author of The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing
"This is an epoch-making book. It is one of the most incisive memoirs ever written on the experience of mental illness, and by far the best first-person account available on life from the point of view of the OCD sufferer. Jeff Bell has scaled the heights of narrative memoirs, conveying the excruciating details of the inner life of a man whose brain is on fire."
--Jeffrey M. Schwartz, MD, author of Brain Lock and The Mind and the Brain
"In a most sensitive way, Jeff Bell explains what it's like to be inside of his own self-made prison and describes his efforts to heal himself. His emphasis on his own spirituality and his willingness to change his attitude will shine light on the road to recovery for the many people afflicted with this disorder."
--Gerald G. Jampolsky, MD, author of Love Is Letting Go of Fear