Susannah Cahalan

Book Shambles

Today Robin is joined by author and journalist Susannah Cahalan. Her first book, Brain on Fire, was a smash hit memoir about contracting a rare auto-immune disease, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis that was turned into a film of the same name with Chloë Grace Moretz playing the role of Susannah. Her new book is The Great Pretender in which she investigates the work of prominent psychologist David Rosenhan and how is famed experiments may not hold up to scrutiny. 

Note: This was recorded on the same day as last week’s episode when Josie was indisposed. 

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Reading List

Books recommended this week include:

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalan

Going Sane by Adam Phillips

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