My Month of Madness

Susannah Cahalan

Every since Susannah has been in elementary school, she has always wanted to write. She has now been at The Post. Three of those years, she has worked full-time after graduating from Washington University. At first, she was the "starter". The one that runs out to get coffee, and sorts mail. Now, she has a mailbox of her own. She covers a wide variety of genres including, weird, quirky, and criminal. Her work has also been featured in The New York Times and The Czech Business Weekly. She now lives in Jersey City with her boyfriend and dogs.


One night on New York, publicist, Susannah Cahalan is watching T.V. and falls asleep with her boyfriend. Soon after, he is awakened by her seizure. This is just one of many to follow. At the young age of 24, she is hospitalized for about a month without anyone knowing the problem. After almost a month, Dr. Najjar comes in and says, "Her brain is on fire".



Reading this book, it reminds me that there are some seriously mental people with problems that cannot be solved. Not because it's devastating, but because it's a true story. It's similar to the real world because there really are people in hospitals with undecided problems that can't be cured. There really is not anything different from the real world because as I said before, this is a non-fiction story.