Welcome to the first month of this blog’s VIRTUAL BOOK CLUB!
The book of the month for June (and July) is a memoir called “Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan. This book was also adapted into a film in the year 2016. The book is a true story written by the author herself- even though she did not remember a lot of what happened to her- and it is truly amazing! This author is such an inspiration to all. This autobiography is a 2012 New York Times best seller.
SYNOPSIS: “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 she’d 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?”
I chose this book as the blog’s first ever book of the month not just because the author is phenomenal at what she does, but also because it’s message is huge. You will have to read, or watch the movie, to find out what happens. All I can say is…do not be so quick to judge others in the face of mental or physical illness.