When twenty-four-year-old Susannah Cahalan woke up alone in a hospital room, strapped to her bed and unable to move or speak, she had no memory of how she’d gotten there. Days earlier, she had been on the threshold of a new, adult life: at the beginning of her first serious relationship and a promising career at a major New York newspaper. Now she was labeled violent, psychotic, a flight risk. What happened? In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Cahalan tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen.
Our book club prides itself on reading non-traditional books that are not “book clubby,” about which we have engaging conversations, paired with great snacks and wine. Join us! Shoot the bookstore a note or give us a call and we’ll add you to the email list. Or just show up on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm. All are welcome.