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    Rating 35Note Possible spoilersKurt Eichenwald was diagnosed with epilepsy in the late 1970s when he was a freshman at Swarth the prestigious private liberal arts college in Pennsylvania The first signs of the disease were short ep

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    I couldn’t stop reading Eichenwald’s memoir is a powerful and riveting story of how he fought for what was right—the right to have good doctors the right for a job that was inclusive of him and believed in wh

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    I've been spoiled twice in a row with incredible writer's and their amazing life stories Nothing like a reporter with thorough critical thinking skills to bust up all the BS corruption and incompetence This book was an eye opener in regards

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    I received an advanced copy of A Mind Unraveled as part of the giveaway program Reading Eichenwald's story is like reading my own autobiography It's amazing how much the public still does not understand epilepsy Only those who are the closest

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    With a little over 41o pages it's safe to say that this book is a lot Alot of information a lot of content a lot to think about and ponder issues within our own lives A Mind Unraveled A Memoir by Kurt Eichenwald is the true story of Kurt Eichenwald an acclaimed journalist and best selling author and his tormenting struggle with epilepsy Easily among the list of top 10 non fiction books that I have read this year so far Eichenwald

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    The author's telling of his path to success in family and career is exciting and compelling Then add in all of the challenges that his lifetime with epilepsy contributed to every facet of his journey is amazing If you are unaware of the impact of Epilepsy please read and see how a young man pushed and grew and fought his

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    I would have read this book at one clip had my Nook not reuired a charge toward the end Riveting infuriating informative human loving

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    This is my number one read of 2018 This book will rip you apart It is agonizing to go on this journey of epilepsy with Kurt Eichenwald It is infuriating to meet a bevy of incompetent doctors There are so many people in this book that I absolu

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    A masterfully written text by a young man now a middle aged man husband and father who happened to have epilepsy and was kic

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    5 stars“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”Oh holy buckets This book is simply amazing awe inspiring utterly maddening and truly heart warming I am shocked at how deeply this book t

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A newer edition of this title can be found hereThe 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 thriveAs a college freshman Kurt Eichenwald awoke one night on the floor of his dorm room confused and in pain In the aftermath of that critical moment his once carefree life would be consumed by confrontations with medical incompetence discrimination that almost cost him his education and employment physi. I ve been spoiled twice in a row with incredible writer s and their amazing life stories Nothing like a reporter with thorough critical thinking skills to bust up all the BS corruption and incompetence This book was an eye opener in regards to advocacy for one s education and health care Kurt was a champion who never backed down despite the odds being stacked against him My heart went out to him and my respect was enormous I feel blessed to read this inspirational book

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D painstakingly kept records that helped sharpen his skills as a journalist He raises important uestions about the nature of memory the revelations of brain science and the profound mysteries of human perceptionUltimately A Mind Unraveled is an inspirational story one that chronicles how Eichenwald faced often with his own mortality transformed trauma into a guide for reaching the future he desired Defying relentless threats to his emotional and physical well being he affirmed his decision to never give up and in the process learned how to rise from the depths of despair to the heights of unimagined success. A masterfully written text by a young man now a middle aged man husband and father who happened to have epilepsy and was kicked out of Swarth College his freshman year by a bunch of lying psychologists neurologists the dean and the security department All of them had progressed past the idea that epilepsy was caused by demon possession but that it was still pretty weird and dangerous to be falling down and convulsing They wouldn t admit that his epilepsy was the reason they were kicking him out and they were afraid of liability until he started tape recording their phone calls and the dean said that was absolutely the reason she was kicking him out They lied to his parents his friends and anyone who disagreed with them They had a staff psychologist who diagnosed him as having a brain tumor without ever seeing any EEGs and then kept insisting that he be kicked out He went through a few neurologists who told him different things many of them wrong and were so arrogant that they refused ever to admit they had said it or if they had they were right Another Swarth psychologist or neurologist diagnosed him as not having real epilepsy and said he had conversion hysteria an entirely psychological phenomenon He had to have the neurologist that he trusted call or write the others and tell them that they were dead wrong about their hunches and the author was a classic epileptic There was a lot of medical and administrative hubris and they were nasty as hell to him His valiant roommates tried to defend him but the administrators made up lies that he had no friends no social life poor grades and whatever musical productions he was in were all in his mind and had no basis in reality When he produced a tape of the a capella group he was leader of they wouldn t listen because they said there was no such group and he had made it up It was pure gaslighting Everybody thought they knew what to do best keep him from swallowing his tongue never happens hold him down until he stops shaking might cause him to break bones worst thing you could do All he needed was to be told where he was when he woke up and where he had been when it happened Telling him a joke would also reorient him Then letting him sleepTo me the arrogance of those in power and the vicious lies they told to cover their asses and the school s collective ass is unconscionable The lack of empathy and the arrogated authority of the liars defies anything that a liberal arts tradition stands for He was even raped anally when he was unconscious onceThe book retails the long struggle for him to get a bachelor s degree and get into a news writing job The dedication he exemplifies sort of on the level of Booker T Washingt0n doing everything perfectly and faster than anyone else is just admirable His perseverance is remarkable And ultimately Swarth those still alive at least issues an apology and offers to have him come back and lecture for the same fee as one semester of college which he claimed they stole from him So the ending is happy tooIt hit especially close to home for me because for decades I have taken Tegretol and Lamictal as he did even though I ve never had a seizure I have a slight case of Tourette s a movement disorder that causes my fingers to fly off the keyboard and pull up an entirely different screen and occasionally say words that conventional people think are wicked and obscene neither of which I can help But it s lost me jobs and gotten me kicked out of common areas of businesses where I ve worked I ve also gotten lectures from small minded people who think this is all a moral issue not a biological one I couldn t change it if I wanted to The medications keep me level headed keep my hands from flying out than minimally and give me an extra second to stop myself from saying the evil F word But it still happens And lots of people think it s a moral issue Why isn t it a moral issue for people to decide why they have the right to judge something that they know nothing about It s not fun having OCD which is on the same gene as Tourette s but if you can t stop counting everything you just can t Instead of counting steps I could go A B C but it s never going to stop It just happens biologically I m a very kind and moral person but I can t abide shallow thinkers who think they can judge my behavior better than I can or who think my shortcomings are entirely my fault or who think they re morally superior to me Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, year by a bunch of lying psychologists neurologists the dean and the security department All of them had progressed past the idea that epilepsy was caused by demon possession but that it was still pretty weird and dangerous to be falling down and convulsing They wouldn t admit that his epilepsy was the reason they were kicking him out and they were afraid of liability until he started tape recording their phone calls and the dean said that was absolutely the reason she was kicking him out They lied to his parents his friends and anyone who disagreed with them They had a staff psychologist who diagnosed him as having a brain tumor without ever seeing any EEGs and then kept insisting that he be kicked out He went through a few neurologists who told him different things many of them wrong and were so arrogant that they refused ever to admit they had said it or if they had they were right Another Swarth psychologist or neurologist diagnosed him as not having real epilepsy and said he had conversion hysteria an entirely psychological phenomenon He had to have the neurologist that he trusted call or write the others and tell them that they were dead wrong about their hunches and the author was a classic epileptic There was a lot of medical and administrative hubris and they were nasty as hell to him His valiant roommates tried to defend him but the administrators made up lies that he had no friends no social life poor grades and whatever musical productions he was in were all in his mind and had no basis in reality When he produced a tape of the a capella group he was leader of they wouldn t listen because they said there was no such group and he had made it up It was pure gaslighting Everybody thought they knew what to do best keep him from swallowing his tongue never happens hold him down until he stops shaking might cause him to break bones worst thing Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you could do All he needed was to be told where he was when he woke up and where he had been when it happened Telling him a joke would also reorient him Then letting him sleepTo me the arrogance of those in power and the vicious lies they told to cover their asses and the school s collective ass is unconscionable The lack of empathy and the arrogated authority of the liars defies anything that a liberal arts tradition stands for He was even raped anally when he was unconscious onceThe book retails the long struggle for him to get a bachelor s degree and get into a news writing job The dedication he exemplifies sort of on the level of Booker T Washingt0n doing everything perfectly and faster than anyone else is just admirable His perseverance is remarkable And ultimately Swarth those still alive at least issues an apology and offers to have him come back and lecture for the same fee as one semester of college which he claimed they stole from him So the ending is happy tooIt hit especially close to home for me because for decades I have taken Tegretol and Lamictal as he did even though I ve never had a seizure I have a slight case of Tourette s a movement disorder that causes my fingers to fly off the keyboard and pull up an entirely different screen and occasionally say words that conventional people think are wicked and obscene neither of which I can help But it s lost me jobs and gotten me kicked out of common areas of businesses where I ve worked I ve also gotten lectures from small minded people who think this is all a moral issue not a biological one I couldn t change it if I wanted to The medications keep me level headed keep my hands from flying out than minimally and give me an extra second to stop myself from saying the evil F word But it still happens And lots of people think it s a moral issue Why isn t it a moral issue for people to decide why they have the right to judge something that they know nothing about It s not fun having OCD which is on the same gene as Tourette s but if The Geography of Witchcraft you can t stop counting everything Hold On To Me you just can t Instead of counting steps I could go A B C but it s never going to stop It just happens biologically I m a very kind and moral person but I can t abide shallow thinkers who think they can judge my behavior better than I can or who think my shortcomings are entirely my fault or who think they re morally superior to me

Summary æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ´ Kurt Eichenwald

Cal abuse and dark moments when he contemplated suicideThis is the story of one man's battle to pursue his dreams despite an often incapacitating brain disorder From his early experiences of fear and denial to his exasperating search for treatment Eichenwald provides a deeply candid account of his years facing this misunderstood and often stigmatized condition He details his encounters with the doctors whose negligence could have killed him but for the heroic actions of a brilliant neurologist and the family and friends who fought for himMany of Eichenwald's recollections are drawn from his diaries vivid an. With a little over 41o pages it s safe to say that this book is a lot Alot of information a lot of content a lot to think about and ponder issues within our own lives A Mind Unraveled A Memoir by Kurt Eichenwald is the true story of Kurt Eichenwald an acclaimed journalist and best selling author and his tormenting struggle with epilepsy Easily among the list of top 10 non fiction books that I have read this year so far Eichenwald first began experiencing symptoms when he was in high school I could not imagineremembering my high school yearshow difficult they were alreadydiscovering yourselfstill feeling all the insecurities one feels among their peersand then symptoms occur The fearthe stressthe embarrassmentis mind blowing and gut wrenching To go from slight symptomsto eventually full on grand mal seizures That wasn t even the worst of his struggles The discrimination he endured both in school and in the workplace the misdiagnoses the mismanagement of his condition by physicians Truly an unraveling of such a difficult life journey It s inspirationalabsolutely but it pulls at your heart strings through out Gut wrenchinga powerful message Like the saying goesyou don t know unless you step a mile in someones shoes Grab the tissues and don t expect for this story to leave you any time soon Thanks to the peeps at goodreads Kurt Eichenwald and to Ballentine Books for my free copy of this book via giveaway I received I read I reviewed this book honestly and voluntarily Hers to Protect years facing this misunderstood and often stigmatized condition He details his encounters with the doctors whose negligence could have killed him but for the heroic actions of a brilliant neurologist and the family and friends who fought for himMany of Eichenwald's recollections are drawn from his diaries vivid an. With a little over 41o pages it s safe to say that this book is a lot Alot of information a lot of content a lot to think about and ponder issues within our own lives A Mind Unraveled A Memoir by Kurt Eichenwald is the true story of Kurt Eichenwald an acclaimed journalist and best selling author and his tormenting struggle with epilepsy Easily among the list of top 10 non fiction books that I have read this Her Small-Town Hero year so far Eichenwald first began experiencing symptoms when he was in high school I could not imagineremembering my high school Red Tail (Travis Trilogy yearshow difficult they were alreadydiscovering Promises in Tumble Creek yourselfstill feeling all the insecurities one feels among their peersand then symptoms occur The fearthe stressthe embarrassmentis mind blowing and gut wrenching To go from slight symptomsto eventually full on grand mal seizures That wasn t even the worst of his struggles The discrimination he endured both in school and in the workplace the misdiagnoses the mismanagement of his condition by physicians Truly an unraveling of such a difficult life journey It s inspirationalabsolutely but it pulls at Mischief and Marriage your heart strings through out Gut wrenchinga powerful message Like the saying goesyou don t know unless Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you any time soon Thanks to the peeps at goodreads Kurt Eichenwald and to Ballentine Books for my free copy of this book via giveaway I received I read I reviewed this book honestly and voluntarily