Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

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by Susannah Cahalan | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1451621388 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCordelia-annewing of Atlanta, Georgia USA on 6/21/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCordelia-annewing from Atlanta, Georgia USA on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
I started to read this on a recent visit. My hostess gave me the book. I put it aside. Perhaps I will start on it again soon.

Amazon Editorial Review

An award-winning memoir and instant New York Times bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, Brain on Fire is the powerful account of one woman’s struggle to recapture her identity.

When twenty-four-year-old 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’d 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, a flight risk. What happened?

In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the disease that . . . could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.

Journal Entry 2 by wingCordelia-annewing at -- Wild released somewhere in the state, Georgia USA on Wednesday, January 23, 2019
This is one of those books I just couldn't get into, probably because I had a very similar experience of losing my health as a young writer. I enjoyed Cahalan's introductory chapter. She can write! And I'm sure that this is a fine book. It's just not for me.

Journal Entry 3 by wingCordelia-annewing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (1/23/2019 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA

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Journal Entry 4 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Saturday, February 16, 2019
A moment frozen

against the wall of a mind,
that isn't listening.

Journal Entry 5 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Sunday, April 28, 2019
Reserved for an opinion later.

Journal Entry 6 by wingHI77wing at Fort Myers, Florida USA on Sunday, April 28, 2019

Released 2 yrs ago (4/27/2019 UTC) at Fort Myers, Florida USA

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