My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity . . . '
It started with a headache. Then, within days, twenty-four-year-old New Yorker Susannah Cahalan was experiencing hallucinations, paranoia, seizures and violent psychosis. Was she mad?
This is the story of one woman's descent into an insanity for which there seemed to be no cure. In Brain on Fire she pieces together the terrifying lost month of her life, asking what happens when your identity is suddenly destroyed - and how you get it back.