Victoria’s February Recommendation

Brain on Fire by Susannah Cahalan

brain on fireHere is an excerpt of a Book List starred review of this book: “In this fascinating memoir by a young New York Post reporter previously known for going undercover as a stripper and writing a butt-implant story headlined Rear and Present Danger, Cahalan describes how she crossed the line between sanity and insanity after an unknown pathogen invaded her body and caused an autoimmune reaction that jump-started brain inflammation, paranoia, and seizures…Cahalan expertly weaves together her own story and relevant scientific and medical information about autoimmune diseases, which are about two-thirds environmental and one-third genetic in origin…A compelling health story.”  Victoria loved this book so much that she wants more books like it.  Check out the list of read a likes that I selected for this book below.

Read about or request this book from the library catalog!

4 Similar Reads (Nonfiction)

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee

Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox

January First by Michael Schofield

The Two Kinds of Decay by Sarah Manguso

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