Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness


Susannah Cahalan

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One of Susannah's major concerns is the fact that she doesn't remember anything but hallucinations from her month in the hospital. To remedy this and to help her piece together what happened, she describes…

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Throughout her memoir, Susannah very explicitly ties her apartment in Manhattan to her sense of adulthood and independence. She treats it as very literally a symbol of her independence and is distraught when her parents…

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