The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves, Paperback

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
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9780340998779



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