Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

by Susannah Cahalan | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1451621388 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingFiregirlwing of Tucson, Arizona USA on 3/1/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingFiregirlwing from Tucson, Arizona USA on Wednesday, March 1, 2017
A biography/memoir about mental illness. Looks quite good.

My thoughts: I read this in four sittings. It would have been three, but I just couldn't keep my eyes open after a long shift so the last 20 pages had to wait a day. Cahalan's experience as a journalist makes for a concise, fast read with enough research to be informative but not so much that it bogs down the personal story. The book is written as part memoir, part medical mystery, with the reader not finding out Cahalan's diagnosis until fairly deep into the book. Is she mentally ill or is there a non-psychological explanation for her bizarre symptoms? To say in this review would be to give it away, of course. Suffice to say I found the book fascinating and strongly recommend it.

Journal Entry 2 by wingFiregirlwing at Annandale, Virginia USA on Saturday, March 4, 2017

Released 4 yrs ago (3/4/2017 UTC) at Annandale, Virginia USA


Mailing out as part of the Wishlist Tag game.

Journal Entry 3 by devon612 at Altamonte Springs, Florida USA on Thursday, March 9, 2017
So excited to read this! Thank you Firegirl!!!

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