This is not my normal type of book. That being said, I found it extremely interesting and scary. I would highly recommend this book .
It was a fascinating and brilliantly delivered story of her experience. The narrator was an excellent choice in that it brought the story ‘alive.’ I was intrigued by the in-depth explanation of the different parts of the brain and other elements of the body. I've listen to many audio books and this one will be among my top 5 favorites.
The narrator is great. She makes the book better. The content is amazing. In the beginning of the story, I did find it hard to sympathize with the author's plight because she came off as very annoying. However, this annoyance faded as the story progressed.
Something that is overlooked in the main premise of this story is how important medical advocacy is. The parents of the author are the reason she got the care she did. The story really is amazing. At the same time, it is sad to think of how many others were erroneously diagnosed with mental illness that was actually caused by something else (no spoilers from me).
This book is a nice complement to "My Stoke of Insight." I do wish the author had narrated. I'm not sure why she didn't...but perhaps it would have been poor narration. The narrator adds to the story and makes it a 5 star book.
I have never heard of this disease, this was eye opening and a tough listen at times but made easier by the narrator. I come away feeling more educated about how parts of the brain works and amazed that she was able to recover.
Didn't know actual diagnosis when I read it and it read like a mystery. Enjoyed finding out "what happened". The negativity on the health care system is unfortunately warranted.
The book is a nice combination personal narrative of a horrifying experience, commentary on medical care and medical diagnosis difficulties and mistakes, and the impact on lives of major medical issues. I am surprised it is being made into a movie but I will definitely see the movie.
Southern heart, soul and spirit! Enjoy a good clean emotional storyline. I have found a new passion in Audible
Amazing journey she takes and scary to think about others with crazy looking symptoms never find the right Dr or the right diagnosis. Highly recommend for those who struggle
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What Susannah Calahan went through, the frightening physical and psychological manifestations of her disease, the many misdiagnosis, and eventual recovery is a powerful tool to help current and future people suffering the same illness.
This story is hopeful in that more research is being done, and more attention paid, to uncover the physical reasons behind what often looks like mental illness or autism.