Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Brain on Fire: Book Review

Brain on Fire delivers an honest, terrifying, and fabulously written memoir of what Susannah Cahalan calls her "month of madness". Maybe its my degree in English & Psychology, or my new job in a psychiatric hospital that leaves me unable to put this book down, but I think there's more to it than that. Susannah's ability to describe her descent into madness prompts us to question what we take for granted, the stereotypes around mental illness, how fast life can change, and the realization that it can happen to anyone, even beautiful, intelligent New York reporters. It is a definite must read this summer. If you haven't read it, get out there and get it for it truly is an eye opening, inside look, at those who suffer from mental illness all around us.
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