The Answer to the Riddle Is Me

The Answer to the Riddle Is Me

A Memoir of Amnesia

Book - 2014
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Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
ISBN: 9780547519272
0547519273
Branch Call Number: 616.852320092 MacLe
Characteristics: 292 p. : ill

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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?!

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allis082
Oct 22, 2015

Very well-written book with an inspirational page turning story. I first heard of David McLean on the moth podcast series. This book is a quick read which left me wanting more of his life story. His struggle with amnesia is heartbreaking, but he tells his story in such a way as to keep you entertained. He also addresses the medical research behind the antimalarial drug that caused his amnesia. I am anxiously waiting for more from this author.

LPL_TriciaK Dec 13, 2014

Waking up in a train station in India, with no idea of who he is or where is he going, the author grapples with his complete loss of memory. This frank account of what it's like to have lost your identity is riveting - you will have a hard time putting it down! And you will tell everyone you know to avoid the anti-malarial drug, Lariam.

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Zoomerofall
Apr 29, 2014

Fascinating and well written account of a man's struggle in losing and regaining his identity. He is thoughtful as he recounts his gradual return to sanity and his realizing that the person who he is displays traits that he doesn't always like.

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