Lily Bailey is the author of Because We Are Bad: OCD and a Girl Lost in Thought, a book about her experiences with OCD, published in the US and Canada by Harper, in the UK by Canbury Press, and in Australia and New Zealand by Allen & Unwin. Lily became a journalist in London in 2012, editing a news site and writing features and fashion articles. As a child and teenager, Lily suffered from severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). She kept her illness private, until the widespread misunderstanding of the disorder spurred her on to write her first book. Lily works as a writer and a model, and lives with her dog Rocky.