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Author Eichenwald, Kurt, 1961- author.

Title A mind unraveled : a memoir / Kurt Eichenwald.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Ballantine Books, [2018]
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 Nichols Adult Biography  616.8530092 EIC    AVAILABLE
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Description xiv, 392 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "The compelling story of an acclaimed journalist and New York Times bestselling author's ongoing struggle with epilepsy--his torturous decision to keep his condition a secret to avoid discrimination, and his ensuing decades-long battle to not only survive, but to thrive. Written with brutal and affecting honesty, Kurt Eichenwald, who was diagnosed with epilepsy as a teenager, details the abuses he faced while incapacitated post-seizure, the discrimination he fought that almost cost him his education and employment, and the darkest moments when he contemplated suicide as the only solution to ending his physical and emotional pain. He recounts how medical incompetence would have killed him but for the heroic actions of a brilliant neurologist and the friendship of two young men who assumed part of the burden of his struggle. Ultimately, Eichenwald's is an inspirational tale, showing how a young man facing his own mortality on a daily basis could rise from the depths of despair to the heights of unimagined success"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Eichenwald, Kurt, 1961- -- Health.
Epileptics -- United States -- Biography.
Genre Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780399593628 (hardcover)
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