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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Valutazione: 4.5 stelle su 54.5/5 (449 recensioni)
Lunghezza: 347 pagine5 ore

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Frightening & engrossing…
A truly shocking memoir that follows Cahalan through a series of seemingly inconsequential events that suddenly make her violent and psychotic. Her scattered-but-thorough account of her month of madness is frightening and engrossing.


Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak. She had no memory of how she had come to be in this condition, as her most recent memories were of her first leap into adulthood. She was twenty four years old, at the beginning of her first serious and committed relationship, and just launching into a dream career at a major New York newspaper.

Finding herself restrained, alone, in a hospital room felt more like the start of a nightmare than real life, and as the details of her situation started to set in - being labeled as a violent, psychotic, flight risk patient - she had no idea how her life had so quickly fallen to pieces.

This award-winning memoir became an instant New York Times bestseller and delves deep into a riveting medical mystery and beyond, telling the powerful tale of one woman’s struggle to recover her identity and her life.

Written as a swift and jaw dropping narrative, Brain on Fire tells the unbelievably true story of Cahalan’s sudden shift into madness, the support of her family, and the lifesaving diagnosis that was almost never discovered.
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