Tuesday, April 26, 2016


This had been on my list of books to read for months and I finally picked it up at the bookstore the other day. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness is a New York Times bestseller is Susannah Cahalan's story of the medical mystery that plagued her. At twenty four years old, she wakes up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed, unable to move or speak. She has no memory of how she has gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, and a flight risk. What happened? 

Cahalan tells the story of her descent into madness, her family's inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn't happen. Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identify, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perserverance. 

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