What happens when a normal 24 year old woman changes from a music loving writer to a manic prone bed ridden patient and then recovers? If you're a journalist, then the answer is you write a book. Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness is Susannah Calahan's account of her bout with a mysterious illness that developed into a full scale medical nightmare. As she remembers very little of the time she spent suffering from a super rare form of encephalitis, Calahan pieces together her story using journals, video recordings, and medical reports to tell her story. The result is a gritty and satisfying memoir that will keep you riveted.