This book is terrifyingly real. Cahalan does a great job in bringing the reader into her world of the unknown, making us confused, anxious and asking a million questions. And as she takes us on such a journey, she holds our hand as she transitions us into retrieving all the answers. It was a great nonfiction memoir that everyone should read–not to be entertained, but to be educated. The worst part of having such an illness is the fact that professionals initially mistook it for a mire psychological illness that can’t be recovered. The subject of Brain on Fire is extremely intense and if it crept up on her and so many others, as she explains, it can happen to anyone.