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  • Published: 21 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241980934
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $22.99

The Unmapped Mind

A Memoir of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis and Learning How to Live




An illuminating, hopeful and deeply moving memoir about learning to live with multiple sclerosis

'My daughter took her first steps on the day I was diagnosed - a juxtaposition so perfect, so trite, so filled with the tacky artifice of real life that I am generally too embarrassed to tell anybody about it.'Shortly after his daughter Leontine was born, Christian Donlan's world shifted an inch to the left. He started to miss light switches and door handles when reaching for them. He would injure himself in a hundred stupid ways every day. First playful and then maddening, these strange experiences were the early symptoms of multiple sclerosis, an incurable and degenerative neurological illness.Multiple sclerosis is a fiercely destructive disease, yet it is also, as Donlan starts to discover, a perversely creative force. As his young daughter starts to investigate her environment, he too finds himself exploring a strange new landscape - the shifting and bewildering territory of the brain.

  • Published: 21 May 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241980934
  • Imprint: Penguin General UK
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $22.99

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