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.
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.
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
Captivating ... Cahalan's prose carries a sharp, unsparing punch -- Michael Greenberg * New York Times *