In this excerpt from journalist Susannah Cahalan's riveting memoir, it quickly becomes clear how horribly awry her life is going—and how ill she's becoming.

Excerpt: Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan, Chatelaine Book Club

In this excerpt from journalist Susannah Cahalan's riveting memoir, it quickly becomes clear how horribly awry her life is going—and how ill she's becoming.

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?

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?

Reporter Susannah Cahalan reveals her account of her inexplicable physical and mental breakdown–a medical mystery unraveled by two neurologists studying autoimmune disease.

Reporter Susannah Cahalan reveals her account of her inexplicable physical and mental breakdown–a medical mystery unraveled by two neurologists studying autoimmune disease.

Brain on Fire - My Month of Madness ebook by Susannah Cahalan #KoboOpenUp #ReadMore #eBook #MovieAdaptation #Biography #Memoir

Brain on Fire - My Month of Madness ebook by Susannah Cahalan #KoboOpenUp #ReadMore #eBook #MovieAdaptation #Biography #Memoir

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Book by Susannah Cahalan - amazing True story!

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Book by Susannah Cahalan - amazing True story!

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