The Resource A mind unraveled : a memoir, Kurt Eichenwald, (electronic resource)

A mind unraveled : a memoir, Kurt Eichenwald, (electronic resource)

Label
A mind unraveled : a memoir
Title
A mind unraveled
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kurt Eichenwald
Creator
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. As 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, physical abuse, and dark moments when he contemplated suicide. This 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 him. Many of Eichenwald's recollections are drawn from his diaries, vivid and painstakingly kept records that helped sharpen his skills as a journalist. He raises important questions about the nature of memory, the revelations of brain science, and the profound mysteries of human perception. Ultimately, 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.Advance praise for A Mind Unraveled"A Mind Unraveled reads like a medical thriller, at times truly frightening but also deeply inspiring. This book will make me think differently as a doctor. Kurt Eichenwald is a tremendously talented writer. When you travel on his personal journey, it is pure gold."--Sanjay Gupta, M.D., chief medical correspondent, CNN "This book absolutely floored me. It's a medical mystery unlike any I've read before, with a propulsive narrative. Trust me, you won't be able to put it down."--Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of Barbarians at the Gate "This powerful account provides an important blueprint for anyone struggling to overcome serious challenges."--Katie Couric
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eichenwald, Kurt
Dewey number
  • 616.85/30092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
RC372
LC item number
.E33 2018
Literary text for sound recordings
  • autobiography
  • memoirs
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by the author and others
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Eichenwald, Kurt
  • Epileptics
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not applicable
Label
A mind unraveled : a memoir, Kurt Eichenwald, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 58 min., 47 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780525639626
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
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b2849768-b53a-4a28-8b03-dd6626d38613
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unknown
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
System control number
(OCoLC)1057342424
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not applicable
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not applicable
Label
A mind unraveled : a memoir, Kurt Eichenwald, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 58 min., 47 sec.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780525639626
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b2849768-b53a-4a28-8b03-dd6626d38613
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
(OCoLC)1057342424
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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