A Mind Unraveled by Kurt Eichenwald
A Memoir

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Synopsis

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.
 

About Kurt Eichenwald

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Kurt Eichenwald wrote for The New York Times for more than twenty years. A two-time winner of the George Polk Award for excellence in journalism, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2000 and 2002. He is the author of three New York Times bestselling books, one of which, The Informant, was made into a major motion picture starring Matt Damon. He lives in Dallas with his wife and three children.
 
Published October 16, 2018 by Ballantine Books. 416 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction
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