The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves

The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves

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By the bestselling author of WHAT I LOVED, an intimate and enlightening account of her search for the key to her mysterious nervous disorder, which brilliantly illuminates the connection between mind and body.

'Readers of Oliver Sacks will rate this book highly; as with Sacks, scientific knowledge and a powerful capacity for empathy are closely linked . . . It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.' HILARY MANTEL, Guardian

While speaking at a memorial event for her father, the novelist Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down. Was it triggered by nerves, emotion - or something else entirely?

In this profoundly thought-provoking and revealing book, Hustvedt takes the reader on her journey through psychiatry, philosophy, neuroscience and medical history in search of a diagnosis. Conveying the often frightening mysteries of illness, she illuminates the perennially mysterious connection between mind and body and what we mean by 'I'.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780340998779
BY (AUTHOR) Hustvedt, Siri
PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : January 01, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Sceptre
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 139 mm
WEIGHT : 157 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Medicine & Nursing
DESCRIPTION :

By the bestselling author of WHAT I LOVED, an intimate and enlightening account of her search for the key to her mysterious nervous disorder, which brilliantly illuminates the connection between mind and body.

'Readers of Oliver Sacks will rate this book highly; as with Sacks, scientific knowledge and a powerful capacity for empathy are closely linked . . . It is Hustvedt's gift to write with exemplary clarity of what is by necessity unclear.' HILARY MANTEL, Guardian

While speaking at a memorial event for her father, the novelist Siri Hustvedt suffered a violent seizure from the neck down. Was it triggered by nerves, emotion - or something else entirely?

In this profoundly thought-provoking and revealing book, Hustvedt takes the reader on her journey through psychiatry, philosophy, neuroscience and medical history in search of a diagnosis. Conveying the often frightening mysteries of illness, she illuminates the perennially mysterious connection between mind and body and what we mean by 'I'.



PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780340998779
BY (AUTHOR) Hustvedt, Siri
PUBLISHER : Hodder & Stoughton PUBLICATION DATE : January 01, 2011
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : United Kingdom IMPRINT : Sceptre
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 139 mm
WEIGHT : 157 g

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Medicine & Nursing