I am beginning to read the book “Brain on Fire – My Month of Madness” by Susannah Cahalan. The concept behind this book has a special place in my heart because of my own health challenges, where, much of the time, it feels as if my brain is on fire itself.
Additionally, I am reading this book to better myself from a writing standpoint. I am an author and wrote my own book, “Misunderstood,” about my health problems and my grandma’s courageous survival of the Holocaust.
In the future, I would like to write more books, most likely in a fictional capacity but based off of my personal experiences in real-life.
Frankly, I feel like Ms. Cahalan’s story will hit really close to home. I think a lot of her experiences, while not exactly the same as mine, will be relatable.
One thing I do not like is when people try and compare illnesses and determine who has it worse than the other person. Thus, I will not do that when reading. I will simply point out the similarities and differences in her story compared to mine.
I look forward to reporting back to you with a report of what I learned when I finish the book!
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