Appearing at Morristown & Morris Township Library | 11:00 am – 11:50 am
In conversation with Dr. Sandeep Jauhar.
About the author
Sara Manning Peskin, MD, MS, is an assistant professor of clinical neurology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she sees patients in both the Penn Memory Center and the Penn Frontotemporal Dementia Center. She holds a degree in biochemistry magna cum laude from Harvard University, as well as a medical degree and a master’s degree in cellular and molecular biology from the University of Pennsylvania. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Boston Globe Magazine, among other publications. A Molecule Away From Madness is Peskin’s first book.
MFOB featured book: A Molecule Away from Madness
A college student cannot remember if she has eaten breakfast. By dinner, she is strapped to a hospital bed, convinced she is battling zombies. A man planning to propose marriage instead becomes violently enraged, gripped by body spasms so severe that he nearly bites off his own tongue. One after another, poor farmers in South Carolina drop dead from a mysterious epidemic of dementia.
With an intoxicating blend of history and intrigue, Sara Manning Peskin invites readers to play medical detective, tracing each diagnosis from the patient to an ailing nervous system. Along the way, Peskin entertains with tales of the sometimes outlandish, often criticized, and forever devoted scientists who discovered it all. A Molecule Away from Madness is a compelling journey into the deepest mysteries of our brains.