BRAIN ON FIRE

Author:
Susannah Cahalan
Publisher:
Pearson Educ Aust
ISBN:
9780141975344
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BRAIN ON FIRE

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Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Everything she had taken for granted about her life, and who she was, was wiped out.
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With eagle-eye precision and brutal honesty, Susannah Cahalan turns her journalistic gaze on herself as she bravely looks back on one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experiences one could ever face: the loss of mind, body and self ... a mesmerizing story -- Mira Bartok, New York Times bestselling author of 'The Memory Palace' Captivating ... Cahalan's prose carries a sharp, unsparing punch -- Michael Greenberg * New York Times *
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Susannah Cahalan is a reporter on the New York Post, and the recipient of the 2010 Silurian Award of Excellence in Journalism for Feature Writing. Her writing has also appeared in the New York Times, and is frequently picked up by the Daily Mail, Gawker, Gothamist, AOL and Yahoo among other news aggregrator sites.
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'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity . . . ' It started with a headache. Then, within days, twenty-four-year-old New Yorker Susannah Cahalan was having violent fits, hallucinations, blacking out and attacking those around her. This is the story of one woman's descent into an insanity. In Brain on Fire she pieces together the terrifying lost month of her life, asking what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed - and how you get it back. 'Mesmerizing . . . one of the most harrowing and unimaginable experience sone could ever face- the loss of mind, body and self.' Mira Bartok, author of The Memory Palace 'Captivating, sharp, unsparing . . . Cahalan is a historian of her lost self, piecing together the facts of her ordeal.' The New York Times 'A remarkable memoir . . . It is, at times, a terrifying read.' Observer 'Her story is both shocking and memorable. Her recovery is nothing short of miraculous . . . Readers will be mesmerized.' New York Journal of Books
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