Susannah Cahalan

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Susannah Cahalan
Susannah Cahalan.jpg
Cahalan in 2014
Born1985 (age 33–34)
ResidenceNew York City
Occupationjournalist, author
Notable work
Brain on Fire
Spouse(s)Stephen Grywalski (m. 2015)

Susannah Cahalan (born 1985) is an American journalist and author, known for writing the memoir Brain on Fire, about her hospitalization with a rare auto-immune disease, anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis.[1][2][3] She has worked for the New York Post.[4]

A feature film based on her memoir was released in June 2018 on Netflix. Chloë Grace Moretz played the role of Cahalan.[5][6]

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  1. ^ "'Brain on Fire' by Susannah Cahalan". AAMCNews. Retrieved 4 September 2018.
  2. ^ Kahn, Jennifer. "Under Attack: One Woman's Terrifying Battle With an Auto-Immune Disease". Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  3. ^ Cadwalladr, Carole (January 13, 2013). "Susannah Cahalan: 'What I remember most vividly is, the fear and anger'". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 July 2015.
  4. ^ "A Young Reporter Chronicles Her 'Brain On Fire'". Fresh Air. NPR. November 14, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2015.
  5. ^ Brain on Fire (2016) on IMDb
  6. ^ Kilday, Gregg (July 13, 2015). "Broad Green to Produce Chloe Grace Moretz Starrer 'Brain on Fire'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 19, 2015.

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