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'''An award-winning memoir and instant <I>New York Times</I> bestseller that goes far beyond its riveting medical mystery, <I>Brain on Fire</I> is the powerful account of one womans struggle to recapture her identity.<BR><BR>When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how shed gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened?<BR> <BR> In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her familys inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didnt happen. A fascinating look at the disease that . . . could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life (<I>People</I>), <I>Brain on Fire</I> is an unforgettable exploration of memory and identity, faith and love, and a profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.'''