Girl in Need of a Tourniquet Memoir of a Borderline Personality

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-08
  • Publisher: Seal Press
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An honest and compelling memoir, Girl in Need of a Tourniquet is Merri Lisa Johnson’s account of her borderline personality disorder and how it has affected her life and relationships. Johnson describes the feeling of "bleeding out" — unable to tell where she stopped and where her partner began. A self-confessed "psycho girlfriend," she was influenced by many emotional factors from her past. She recalls her path through a dysfunctional, destructive relationship, while recounting the experiences that brought her to her breaking point. In recognizing her struggle with borderline personality disorder, Johnson is ultimately able to seek help, embarking on a soul-searching healing process. It's a path that is painful, difficult, and at times heart-wrenching, but ultimately makes her more able to love and coexist in healthy relationships.

Author Biography

Merri Lisa Johnson is the editor of Jane Sexes It Up and has edited and contributed to numerous anthologies. She serves as Director of the Center for Women's and Gender Studies at the University of South Carolina Upstate where she also teaches.

Table of Contents

Unsolved Heartp. 11
Attachment Thiefp. 25
Rubyfruit Masochistp. 61
Hysterical Paroxysm: or, The Case of the Wandering Uterusp. 77
The Gift of Self-Destructionp. 101
Rocket Girlp. 133
Tantrum Artistp. 159
Becoming Borderline: (Notes on a Flawed Diagnostic Label)p. 191
Halfway House for the Bright but Brokenheartedp. 215
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