Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness

Version: Unabridged
Author: Susannah Cahalan
Narrator: Heather Henderson
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Disorders & Diseases
Publisher: HighBridge Company
Published In: November 2012
# of Units: 7 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 45 minutes
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A gripping memoir and medical suspense story about a young "New York Post" reporter's struggle with a rare and terrifying disease, opening a new window into the fascinating world of brain science.

Reviews (4)


Written by Toni N. on January 21st, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Well written, informative and gives one lots to think about.

Written by Sarah M on August 13th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Worst narration I think I've ever heard. Sounds like a 50 year-old woman who's has a few too many glasses of Chardonnay. I much prefer audio books to print but I can't stomach this any longer.

Written by Flora Hoffman on October 1st, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Terrifying yet fascinating. The narration was very well done. My daughter recommended this book and I couldn't put it down.

Written by Pam Schuer on November 5th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

What an amazing story. It reads like fiction, but is the true story of one woman's struggle to get a proper diagnosis and recovery from an autoimmune neurological disease. Filled with scientific terms but easily accessible to the everyday reader, Brain on Fire was a truly inspiring story. Readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Left Neglected will enjoy this book.

Author Details

Author Details

Cahalan, Susannah

Susannah Cahalan is a news reporter at the New York Post whose award-winning work has also been featured in The New York Times.