The Answer to the Riddle Is Me
A Memoir of AmnesiaBook - 2014
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multcolib_karene Jan 06, 2016
A horrifying story of the author's psychotic breakdown caused by an allergic reaction to an anti-malarial drug. Who knew that malaria could be so fascinating to read about?!
multcolib_dianaa Jun 01, 2015
David MacLean experienced a psychotic breakdown and amnesia from an allergic reaction to an anti-malarial drug while in India. Interspersed with his horrifying personal tale, he traces the history of malaria, anti-malarial drug dangers, and how our identity is defined by our memory.--Karen
multcolib_karene Mar 20, 2014
August. David MacLean's horrifying tale of his allergic reaction to an anti-malarial drug while in India. Interspersed with his memories of losing his memory, he explores the history of malaria, anti-malarial drug dangers, and how identity is defined by our memory. Fascinating!
Imagine closing your eyes, and when you open them you are in a place that is not familiar. You have no money or identification on you and you have no idea who you are, or why you are there.
In this memoir, MacLean shares his harrowing account of his battle with amnesia, why it happened, and how... Read More »
multcolib_karene Aug 19, 2014
This is an amazing book! It's the story of the author's psychotic breakdown and amnesia due to the malarial drug, Lariam, which he took while in India on a writing fellowship. This extremely well-written book is also a fascinating exploration of malaria, Lariam, and the relationship between one's... Read More »