Courtney Eldridge, "Young Professionals"

A budding obsessive compulsive reasons out her affliction and sizes up the competition.

(from McSweeney’s No. 1)

The first page or so braced me for an interesting, if familiar, insight into the mind of an undiagnosed OCD sufferer. Lovingly told in stringy sentences but real Lifetime Original Movie stuff. Anyway it got funny and layers were added and I ended up really digging it. And it ends with a sweet little punchline. Very cool. I recently bought that collection reprinting the first three issues of McSweeney’s. You can also find this story in Courtney Eldridge’s collection Unkempt Stories, which i actually think I have around here somewhere.

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