Penguin.com (usa)

Sounds Like Crazy

Shana Mahaffey - Author

Paperback | $17.00 | add to cart | view cart
ISBN 9780451227911 | 400 pages | 06 Oct 2009 | NAL | 8.26 x 5.23in | 18 - AND UP
Additional Formats:
Summary of Sounds Like Crazy Summary of Sounds Like Crazy Reviews for Sounds Like Crazy An Excerpt from Sounds Like Crazy
Learn why Holly Miller has five people living inside her head in this “remarkable debut novel.”(Kemble Scott, author of SoMa)

Though she doesn’t remember the trauma that caused it, Holly Miller has Dissociative Identity Disorder. Her personality has fractured into five different identities, together known as The Committee. And as much as they make Holly’s life hell, she can’t live without them.

Then one of those identities, the flirtatious, southern Betty Jane, lands Holly a voiceover job. Betty Jane wants nothing more than to be in the spotlight. The rest of The Committee wants Betty Jane to shut up. Holly’s therapist wants to get to the bottom of her broken psyche. And Holly? She’s just along for the ride…

Watch a Video
"Mahaffey documents a realistic setting and progression of psychotherapy...Not surprisingly, Holly's rediscovering the sources of her alternate personalities provides the necessary tools for the ultimate healing of her self. At turns both funny and poignant, Sounds Like Crazy celebrates resilience as an essential element of the human condition."
-The San Francisco Chronicle

"Mahaffey has infused the book with keen insights into human nature and the complexities of life that challenge all of us...Sounds Like Crazy is a novel that should appeal to anyone who has ever wondered about the little voice in the back of their head."
-San Francisco Book Review

"Shana Mahaffey emerges as a talent with a voice all her own...an inventive, eccentric and ultimately healing tale."
-Kemble Scott, author of SoMa

"Surprising, compassionate, and heartbreaking...a story of triumph."
-Joe Quirk, author of The Ultimate Rush

"Highly original and engrossing."
-Melodie Brown, author of My Lost and Found Life


To keep up-to-date, input your email address, and we will contact you on publication

Please alert me via email when:


The author releases another book