Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Susannah Cahalan

288 pages first pub 2012 (editions)

nonfiction health memoir psychology emotional informative medium-paced


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 beg...

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