The Answer to the Riddle Is Me

The Answer to the Riddle Is Me

A Memoir of Amnesia

Downloadable Audiobook - 2014
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Blackstone Audio Inc
Imagine waking up in a train station in India with no ideawho you are or how you got there. This is what happened to David MacLean.In 2002, at age twenty-eight, David MacLean woke up in aforeign land with his memory wiped clean. No money. No passport. No identity.Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean thenstarted to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down. Soon he couldremember song lyrics and scenes from television shows but not his family, hisfriends, or the woman he loved. All of these symptoms, it turned out, were theresult of the commonly prescribed malarial medication he was taking. Upon hisreturn to the States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his formerlife in a harrowing, absurd, and unforgettable journey back to himself.A deeply felt, closely researched, and intenselypersonal book, The Answer to the Riddle Is Me, drawn from MacLean's award-winning This American Life essay,confronts and celebrates the dark, mysterious depths of our psyches and themyriad ways we are all unknowable, especially to ourselves.

Baker & Taylor
In 2002, at age twenty-eight, David MacLean "woke up" in a foreign land with his memory wiped clean. No money. No passport. No identity. Taken to a mental hospital by the police, MacLean then started to hallucinate so severely he had to be tied down. Soon he could remember song lyrics and scenes from television shows, but not his family, his friends, or the woman he loved. All of these symptoms, it turned out, were the result of the commonly prescribed malarial medication he was taking. Upon his return to the States, he struggled to piece together the fragments of his former life in a harrowing, absurd, and unforgettable journey back to himself. A deeply felt, closely researched, and intensely personal book, The Answer to the Riddle Is Me, drawn from MacLean's award-winning This American Life essay, confronts and celebrates the dark, mysterious depths of our psyches and the myriad ways we are all unknowable, especially to ourselves.

Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9781482950656
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 sound file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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