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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Summary
Susannah Cahalan

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Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness Summary

Plot Summary

"Brain on Fire - My Month of Madness" by Susannah Cahalan is the story of the author's struggle with an rare disease that made her paranoid, hallucinatory and caused her and her loved ones to question her sanity. In the end, the source of her condition proved to a physical one, a unique disease with a name that does not make the nature of the disease immediately apparent to the lay person. However, the disease, anti-NMDAS-receptor encephalitis, is thoroughly covered by Cahalan in terms that are clear and understandable.

Susannah Cahalan was a bright and attractive twenty-four year old woman who lived in New York City and was a reporter for the New York Post. She had been with the Post since she was seventeen when she was hired as an intern. She earned her degree at Washington University in St. Louis. While a senior there and still...

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