Synopses & Reviews
"The beauty of Lauren Slater's prose is shocking", said "Newsday" about "Welcome to My Country". And now, in this unusual memoir, Slater--diagnosed with a strange illness afflicting her memory--brilliantly explores a mind under siege, telling her personal story of seizures, diagnoses, misdiagnosis and cures.
About the Author
A 1999 National Magazine Award nominee, Lauren Slater has a master's degree in psychology from Harvard University and a doctorate from Boston University. Her work was chosen for The Best American Essays/Most Notable Essays of 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999. She is the winner of the 1993 New Letters Literary Award in creative nonfiction and the 1994 Missouri Review Award. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.