“My article ran on July 28 in the Post’s Pulse section under the headline “Inviting Rudeness.” I remember making a special trip to town to pick up the paper that day and glowing with pride when I opened it and saw my article there. Sure, I’d had hundreds of pieces published before, but this one mattered more than any other…This article was my redemption.”
This otherwise unheralded article — not shared or liked on any social media as of this writing — in the New York Post was the first article written by Susannah Cahalan during her recovery from the Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis that could have killed her. She tells the story of her descent into and re-emergence from madness in her memoir, Brain On Fire, which is so far excellent.
Charlie Brooker, international treasure, putting the worst people on earth to the torch.