The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia

The Answer to the Riddle Is Me: A Memoir of Amnesia

David Stuart MacLean


“Brilliant and painful and hilarious.” —Antonya Nelson

On October 17, 2002, David MacLean “woke up” on a teach platform in India with out thought who he used to be or why he was once there. No cash. No passport. No identity.

Taken to a psychological medical institution through the police, MacLean then began to hallucinate so critically he needed to be tied down. quickly he may perhaps bear in mind tune lyrics, yet now not his relations, his neighbors, or the girl he used to be informed he enjoyed. All of those indicators, it became out, have been the results of the widely prescribed malarial drugs he have been taking. Upon his go back to the States, he struggled to piece jointly the fragments of his former existence in a harrowing, absurd, and unforgettable trip again to himself.

The solution to the Riddle Is Me, drawn from David MacLean’s award-winning This American Life essay, is a deeply felt, heavily researched, and very own publication. It asks each reader to confront the basic questions of our age: In our geographically and chemically fluid international, what makes me who i'm? and what sort of could be stripped away ahead of I develop into another person entirely? 

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