So I read this book several months ago while traveling, but am just now getting around to posting about it. "Brain on Fire" is an autobiography by Susannah Cahalan. It's about how the 24 year old successful writer for the New York Post went suddenly "went crazy" for about a month. She was hospitalized and very closely monitored as she was violent, delusional, and exhibited behaviors similar to Alzheimer's. Doctors thought she had schizoaffective disorder and some even chalked it up to partying too much. But after a series of misdiagnosis, she was accurately diagnosed with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. (Say that 3 times fast.)
Once she was property diagnosed, and got the treatment she needed, she thankfully recovered. But what I thought was fascinating about this book were the parts after she had been treated where she is watching video of herself during her "crazy" month, as she had no memory of it. I can't imagine not remembering a month of my life. The only thing I can compare it to is when I was roofied - I don't remember a thing after a certain point of that night and it drives me insane, so I can't fathom how difficult it must have been for her to not remember a whole month.
I thoroughly enjoyed this read, but I also like weird stuff, and love learning about the brain. I think if you like medical stuff (especially the brain), then it's an easy book to enjoy.