Hello book lovers!
I have been wanting to read this book for a while, but just haven't gotten around to it. I can't remember exactly where I heard about it, but I am so intrigued and fascinated by the subject. I believe it will be interesting, challenging, and inspiring all at the same time! This month's book is:
Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan
Some critics say:
"Susannah Cahalan takes us through her difficult, frightening personal medical journey with wisdom and grace, and as readers we benefit immensely from her intelligent reflections on her experience. Brain on Fire reads like a scientific thriller, but with a profound and moving philosophy at its heart.”
DAVID B. AGUS, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Engineering, University of Southern California, and author of The End of Illness
“Susannah Cahalan describes in chilling detail her descent into an inexplicable madness. So vivid and honest is Cahalan’s portrayal that the reader is drawn inexorably into her world as it disintegrates until she loses her very self emotionally, physically, and mentally. . . It is a story of everyday heroes—her family, friends, and the determined doctors who steadfastly fought for her . . . Bravo to Ms. Cahalan who has been to hell and back and chronicles her journey so poignantly that we all may benefit.”
BARBARA ARROWSMITH YOUNG, Director of Arrowsmith School and Arrowsmith Program, and author of The Woman Who Changed Her Brain