The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves Paperback
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 perenially mysterious connection between mind and body and what we mean by 'I'.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 224 pages, None
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 27/11/2010
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780340998779
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