Susannah Cahalan will present her Bestselling memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

EVENT OVERVIEW:  Susannah Cahalan, The New York Times Bestselling Author will present her compelling memoir Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Susannah Cahalan is a news reporter at The New York Post whose Award-Winning work has also been featured in The New York Times.  She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.

ABOUT THE NEW BOOK:  The New York Times Bestseller that NPR calls “stunningly brave…a kind of anti-memoir, an out-of-body personal account of a young woman’s fight to survive one of the cruelest diseases imaginable…An unexpected gift of a book from one of America’s most courageous young journalists.”

One day in 2009, twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a strange hospital room, strapped to her bed, and wearing a wristband that marked her as a “flight risk.”  Her medical records—chronicling a month-long hospital stay, of which she had no memory at all—showed hallucinations, violence, and dangerous instability.  Only weeks earlier, Susannah had been a healthy, ambitious college grad a few months into her first serious relationship and a promising career as a cub reporter at a major New York newspaper.  Who was the stranger who had taken over her body?  What was happening to her mind?

In this swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing story of her inexplicable descent into madness, the period that nearly tore her closest friends and family apart, and the brilliant, lifesaving diagnosis that almost didn’t happen.  A team of doctors would spend a month—and more than a million dollars—searching for a medical explanation before they recognized the symptoms of a newly discovered autoimmune disorder in which the body attacks the brain, a disease now thought to be tied to both schizophrenia and autism, and perhaps the root of “demonic possessions” throughout history.

Praised as “captivating” (The New York Times Book Review) and “a fascinating look at the disease that…could have cost this vibrant, vital young woman her life” (People), Brain on Fire is the account of one woman’s struggle to rediscover herself among the fragments left behind.  Using her considerable journalistic skills, Susannah pieces together the story of her “lost month” to write an unforgettable memoir about memory and identity, faith and love.  It is an important, profoundly compelling tale of survival and perseverance that is destined to become a classic.

DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112

EVENT FORMAT:  Susannah Cahalan will present her New Book Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness.  A Booksigning will follow the presentation.  A Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket is required for the Booksigning.   Tickets are sequentially numbered in the order they are purchased.

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $16.00 plus Kansas Sales Tax, includes One Softcover (Trade Paperback) of Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness, One Stamped Autographing Admission Ticket and One Guest Ticket (if needed).  It's your choice, for the same Price.

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PLEASE NOTE:  The Publication Date of the New Book is August 6, 2013.  Orders placed before this Date will be processed, and will be available for In-Store Pick-Up on or after August 6, 2013.

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Event date: 
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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