All Balls Itch

Another girl pretending to be a guy so she can write freely. And not get fired. Or divorced. Or lose friends.

My Literary Side


1.  Eighteen Acres by Nicolle Wallace


This Book Will Save Your Life A.M. Homes
Secret Scars Abigail Robson
Bad Girl Abigail Vone
Under the Wolf Under the Dog Adam Rapp
Superwoobina Aldo Nove
Diary of a Drug Friend Alesister Crowley
Gracefully Insane Alex Beam
Green Apples Alice Hoffman
Lucky Alice Sebold X
Stranger in My Skin Alysa Phillips
Passing for Normal Amy S. Wilensky
Counterfeiters Andre Gide
Fly Fishing for Sharks Andrew Alexander
Noonday Demon Andrew Solomon
Matter of Death and Life Andrey Kurkov
Electroboy Andy Behrman
Several Perceptions Angela Carter
Hunting & Gathering Anna Gavalda
The Unsayable Annie Rogers
Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
Tidewater Antoinette Stockenberg
Straight Life Art Pepper
A Wolf At the Table Augusten Burroughs X
Dry Augusten Burroughs X
Possible Side Effects Augusten Burroughs X
Running with Scissors Augusten Burroughs X
Sellevision Augusten Burroughs X
We So Seldom Look on Love Barbara Gowdy
Almost Lost Beatrice Sparks
Annie’s Baby Beatrice Sparks
Kim: Empty Inside Beatrice Sparks
Treacherous Love Beatrice Sparks
Patient: The True Story of a Rare   Illness Ben Watt
Girl Walking Backwards Bett Williams
American Psycho Bret Easton Ellis
The Pits and the Pendulum Brian Adams
First Person Plural: My Life as a Multiple Cameron West
The Magic Castle Carole Smith
Skin Game Caroline Kettlewell
Appetites Caroline Knapp
Drinking: A Love Story Caroline Knapp
Escape Carolyn Jessop
Best Awful Carrie Fisher X
Heart is a Lonely Hunter Carson McCullers
Risk Factor Charles Atkins
Yellow Wallpaper Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Double Bind Chris Bohjalian
Empty Christine Pettit
Fight Club Chuck Palahniuk X
Haunted Chuck Palahniuk
Invisible Monsters Chuck Palahniuk
Contortionist’s Handbook Craig Clevenger
Piece of Cake Cupcake Brown X
The last time I wore a dress Daphne Scholinski
A heartbreaking work of staggering   genius Dave Eggers
Ha-ha: A Novel Dave King
Crash David Cronnenberg
You Don’t Know Me David Klass
Beautiful Boy David Sheff
Outsmarting Depression Debbie Thurman
Second Star to the Right Deborah Hautzig
Ziggy and Frisk Dennis Cooper
Shutter Island Dennis Lehane
Bedlam: A Year in the Life of a Mental   Hospital Dominick Bosco
Secret History Donna Tartt X
Life After Darkness Dr. Wield
Tell-Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee
Taming the Beast Edward George
Autopsy of a Suicidal Mind Edwin S. Schneidman
Days of Abandonment Elena Ferrante
Eli’s Best Elizabeth Best
But Inside I’m Screaming Elizabeth Flock
Me & Emma Elizabeth Flock
The Mind Has Mountains Elizabeth Jennings
My Depression: A Picture Book Elizabeth Swados
More, Now, Again Elizabeth Wurtzel
Prozac Nation Elizabeth Wurtzel
Burned Ellen Hopkins
Crank Ellen Hopkins
Glass Ellen Hopkins
Impulse Ellen Hopkins
The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey   Through Madness Elyn R. Sacks
Suicide Emile Durkeim
Just Checking Emily Colas
Garden of Eden Ernest Hemmingway
El Tunel Ernesto Sabato
Sobre Héroes y Tumbas Ernesto Sabato
Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid Evelyn Lau
Sybil Flora Schreiber X
Will There Really Be A Morning? Frances Farmer
I’m Not Crazy Frances I. Deitrick
I Was a Teenage Fairy Francesca Lia Block
King Dork Frank Portman
In the Penal Colony A187 Franz Kafka
Metamorphosis Franz Kafka X
Crazy All the Time Frederick Covan and Carol Kahn
Ecce Homo Frederick Nietzche
Thus Spake Zarathustra Frederick Nietzche
Seek His Face He Will Provide Gayle Darhower
Sisters in Sanity Gayle Foreman
Little girl fly away Gene W. Stone
Not As Crazy As I Seem George Harrar
Story of the Eye Georges Bataille
Tears of Eros Georges Bataille
Sharp Objects Gillian Flynn
A Shape of My Own Grace Bowman
Thin Grace Bowman
Les onze mille verges Guillaume Apollinaire
First Year Sobriety Guy Kettelhack
Sunbathing on the Beach Gwyneth Lewis
Icy Sparks Gwynn Hyman Rubio X
Harder They Fall Hazelden Foundation
Lullabies for Little Criminals Heather O’Neill
Hurting for Love Herbert A. Schreier
Steppenwolf Hermann Hesse
Soaring & Crashing Holly Hollan
My Lobotomy Howard Dully
Demon Hubert Selby, Jr.
Last Exit to Brooklyn Hubert Selby, Jr.
Requiem for a Dream Hubert Selby, Jr.
Wasp Factory Iain Banks
Skinny Ibi Kaslik
Some Kind of Miracle Iris Rainer Dart
Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger X
The Lobotomist Jack El-Hai
An Egg on Three Sticks Jackie Moyer Fischer
Valley of the Dolls Jacqueline Susann
Man Interrupted James Bailey
I can hear the mourning dove James Bennett
Bright Shiny Morning James Frey
Million Little Pieces James Frey X
My Friend Leonard James Frey X
Scars that Would, Scars that Heal Jan Kern
White Oleander Janet Fitch X
Multiple Choice Janet Tashjian
Here Kitty, Kitty Jardine Libaire
The Thought that Counts Jared Douglas Kant
The Glass Castle Jeanette Walls X
Middlesex Jeffery Eugenides X
Virgin Suicides Jeffery Eugenides
Women of the Asylum Jeffery Geller
Life Size Jenefer Shute
Slim to None Jennifer Hendricks
Devil in the Details Jennifer Traig
They Cage the Animals at Night Jennings Michael Burch
Mozart and the Whale Jerry & Mary Newport
Hunger Point Jillian Medoff
Quitting the Nairobi Trio Jim Knipfel
Slackjaw Jim Knipfel
Flock: The Autobiography of a Multiple   Personality Joan Frances Casey
I Never Promised You a Rose Garden Joanne Greenberg
Delivery Man Joe McGinniss
Look Me in the Eye John Elder Robinson X
Collector John Fowles
Madman’s Tale John Katzenbach
Checkers John Marsden
Hope on a Rope John McCarthy
Lisa Bright and Dark John Neufeld
Lodge Magic John Trepp
Sleeveless Joi Brozek
Devil’s Waltz Jonathan Kellerman
Catch-22 Joseph Heller
Silent Scream Josh Cannon
I am not myself these days Josh Kilmer-Purcell
Sarah JT Leroy
Fat Girl Judith Moore
Black Sun Julia Kristeva
New Maladies of the Soul Julia Kristeva
You are not Alone Julia Thorne
Sickened Julie Gregory
Christiane F Kai Hermann
Awakening Kate Chopin
The Looney Kate Millett
Parallel Universe of Liars Kathleen Johnson
Darkness is My Only Companion Kathryn Green-McCreight
You Must Be Dreaming Kathryn Watterson
Night Falls Fast Kay Redfield Jamison
Touched by Madness Kay Redfield Jamison
Unquiet Mind Kay Redfield Jamison
One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest Ken Kesey X
Day the Voices Stopped Ken Steele
Candy Kevin Brooks
Shock Kitty Dukakis and Larry Tye
Kinski Uncut Klaus Kinski
Smashed Koren Zailckas X
The Good Patient Kristen Waterfield Duisberg
Another Thing to Fall Laura Lippman
Prozac diary Lauren Slater
Welcome to my Country Lauren Slater
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson
Twisted Laurie Halse Anderson
Wintergirls Laurie Halse Anderson
Project 17 Laurie Stolarz
Alice in Wonderland Lewis B. Carroll
We Need to Talk About Kevin Lionel Shriver
Sad, Mad, and Bad Lisa Appignanesi
Layover Lisa Zeidner
Detour: My Bi-Polar Life in 4D Lizzie Simon
Stick Figure Lori Gottlieb
Quiet Room Lori Schiller & Amanda Bennett
House of Secrets Lowell Cauffel
Candy Luke Davies
True Story of “Renee” Marguerite Sechehaye
A Bright Red Scream Marilee Strong
More Than You Can Chew Marilee Tokio
Love Walked In Marisa de los Santos
Stitched Marissa Carney
Cheese Stands Alone Marjorie Prince
Second Star to the Right Mark A. Roeder
Perk Mark Gilmenez
Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night   Time Mark Haddon
Tin Hats Mark Steven Green
Juliette Marquis de Sade
Philosophy in the Bedroom Marquis de Sade
Nobody’s Child Marsha Forchuck
Undercurrents: A Life Beneath the   Surface Martha Manning
Madness: A Bi-Polar Life Marya Hornbacher
Wasted Marya Hornbacher X
Cows: A Novel Matthew Stokoe
Gemma Meg Tilly
Singing Songs Meg Tilly
Blade Silver: Colour Me Scared Melody Carlson
Faded Denim Melody Carlson
Finding Alice Melody Carlson
Mysteries of Pittsburgh Michael Chabon
Wonder Boys Michael Chabon
Hurry Down Sunshine Michael Greenberg
9 Highland Road Michael Winerip
Master and Margarita Mikhail Bulgakov
Life Inside Mindy Lewis
Hypochondriac Moliere
Beyond Cut Nancy Alcorn
Beyond Starved Nancy Alcorn
Cut Nancy Alcorn
Perfect Natasha Friend
Unholy Ghost Nell Casey
Tweak Nic Sheff
Purge Nicole Johns
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a   Hat Oliver Sacks
Divided Minds Pamela Spiro & Carolyn Spiro
Cut Patricia McCormick
5150 rue des Ormes Patrick Senecal
Perfume Patrick Suskind
Pigeon Patrick Suskind
The Aunt’s Story Patrick White
Some Day This Pain Will Be Useful Paul Cameron
Veronika Decides to Die Paul Coelho
Story of O Pauline Reage
Running on Empty Peter G. Peterson
A Drinking Life Peter Hamill
Exquisite Corpse Poppy Z. Brite
Ginger Bread Rachel Cohn
Get Me Out of Here Rachel Reiland
Recovered, Not Cured Richard McLean
A fractured mind Robert O. Oxnam
Mad in America Robert Whitaker
Seven Madman Roberto Arlt
I Don’t Want to be Crazy Samantha Schutz
Dope Sara Gran
4:48 Psychosis Sara Kane
Beyond Crazy – Journeys Through Mental   Illness Scott Simmie & Julia Nunes
Killing Britney Sean Olin
Crosses Shelley Stoehr
Gracious Plenty Sheri Reynolds
Rapture of Canaan Sheri Reynolds
City of Blok Simon Louvish
Therapy of Avram Blok Simon Louvish
Sleepwalker’s Introduction to   Flight Sion Scott-Wilson
Passion of Alice Stephanie Grant
Perks of Being a Wallflower Stephen Chbosky
A Cry For Help Stephen Drake
A Cry Forever Stephen Drake
Best Little Girl in the World Stephen Levenkron
Luckiest Girl in the World Stephen Levenkron
Diary of a Mad Housewife Sue Kaufman
In the Shadow of God’s Wings Susan Gregg-Schroeder
Daughters of Madness Susan Nathiel
Is there no place on earth for me? Susan Sheehan
Girl, Interrupted Susanna Kaysen X
Bell Jar Sylvia Plath
The Moses Probe Ted Magnuson
Manic Terri Cheney
Kissing Doorknobs Terry Spencer Hesser
Inside Out Terry Trueman
Red Dragon Thomas Harris
Falling Angels Tracey Chevalier
The Beast: A Journey Through Depression Tracy Thompson
When Rabbit Howls Truddie Chase
In Cold Blood Truman Capote
Comes the Darkness, Comes the Light Vanessa Vega
Bloodletting Victoria Leatham
Orlando Virginia Woolf
Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
I Know This Much is True Wally Lamb X
She’s Come Undone Wally Lamb X
A Stabbing for Sadie Wednesday Lee Friday
Mangoed Shaped Space Wendy Nass
Naked Lunch William S. Burroughs
Queer: A Novel William S. Burroughs
Darkness Visible William Styron
Sophie’s Choice William Styron
Mother of David S. Yvonne Keuls
Bite the   Hand that Starves You
Getting Better Bite by Bite
Go Ask Alice
It Happened to Nancy
Proletarian Kid
The Flame Throwers
The Pit

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