A MIND UNRAVELED
A Mind Unraveled tells the frightening tale of Eichenwald’s struggle with epilepsy, which began to affect him in high school and worsened dramatically as he entered college.
For the next decade and more, his life was a nightmare of uncontrolled seizures, uncaring doctors and uncomprehending onlookers. The book is intensely personal as Eichenwald details the trauma he suffered and the steps he took to try to lead a normal life. Determined not to become a victim of his disorder, and society’s misunderstanding of it, Eichenwald transforms into an aggressive protagonist in his own story, defying doctors and employers, realising that only he can effectively advocate for himself. In the end, he won. With unimaginable fortitude, he pieced together his life, finding love and a successful career.