Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness


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… (more)

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Editorial reviews (5 reviews)

Brain on Fire expresses beautifully the pain of losing one’s identity and the fight to regain it.

Cahalan’s story is sometimes interesting and even inspiring at times, and she’s a good writer, but that stubborn reporter’s cool objectivity at its center is simultaneously Brain On Fire’s greatest strength and its greatest weakness.

Cahalan’s tale is told in straightforward journalistic prose and is admirably well-researched and described.

Book Details  

Publisher: Free Press (November 13, 2012)

Collection: Free Press

Parent ISBN: 9781451621389

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 3.3 MB

Language: English

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