Saturday, August 12, 2017


Brain on Fire - Susannah Cahalan

Product Description(
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. 
Paperback: 288 pages 
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (August 6, 2013) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1451621388 
ISBN-13: 978-1451621389

MY THOUGHTS:  This is my book clubs read for August.  The book is a memoir of Susannah Cahalan and her mysterious illness that no one could diagnose.   It al started with Susannah obsessing for bedbugs, she found 2 bite marks on her arm.  Which sent her into a manic episode.  Next came the man in the elevator that sneezed on her.  While home with her father, she had a seizure that sent her to the hospital.  This started a 24 day stay in the hospital, with lots of tests, but the doctors couldn't find anything wrong with her.  Until on man checked what he thought was wrong.  The tests he took of Susannah's brain confirmed what way wrong.  This is a really great book.  I give this book 5.....

This book is for 1 of my reading challenges.....
Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge

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