The Beginning Of Everything (eBook)
The Year I Lost My Mind And Found Myself
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A real-life neurological mysteryand a captivating story of reinventionby the author ofThe Daring Book for Girls.
While crossing the street one morning, Andrea Buchanan lost her mind. Triggered by a sudden coughing fit, she began to choke. She had a lot weighing on her that day. A sick son. A pending divorce. The guilt of failing as a partner, as a mother.
By the time Andrea could draw a deep breath again, a small tear had ripped in herdura mater, the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord. What followed was months of pain and confusion as her brainno longer cushioned by a healthy bed of cerebrospinal fluidsank to the bottom of her skull. Her brain fog was so extreme she could not make sense of even the most basic concepts. At a time in her life when she needed to be as clear-minded as possible, she could not think.
The mindbrain connection is one of the greatest mysteries of the human condition. In some folklore, the fluid around the brain is where consciousness begins. In this luminous memoir, Andrea seeks to understand: where was I when I wasnt there? This is not just the fascinating account of a brain disorder that pushes the limits of medical understanding; its a life-affirming story of one womans journey back to her own mind.
ANDREA J. BUCHANAN is aNew York Timesbestselling author whose eight books includeThe Daring Book for Girls. Before becoming a writer, Andrea trained as a pianist, earning degrees from the Boston Conservatory and the San Francisco Conservatory.