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"One day," Susannah Cahalan writes, "I woke up in a strange hospital room, strapped to my bed, unable to move or speak. My medical records—from a month-long hospital stay of which I have no memory—showed psychosis, violence, and dangerous instability. Yet only weeks earlier I had been a healthy twenty-four year old, six months into my first serious relationship and beginning a career as a cub reporter at the New York Post." Cobbled together through hospital records and interviews with her family, her boyfriend, friends, and doctors, Cahalan's Brain on Fire captures the astonishing story of a young woman lost in the throes of an autoimmune disease that scientists are still trying to understand better. One unforgettable read.