I read a chapter out of this book for my "Elements Of Memoir" writing class and I was so intrigued by it that I want to read the whole thing.
And I'm certainly glad I did. This is a very smart and engaging read, in which I didn't care if she had epilepsy or münchausen's or nothing at all. The metaphors of epilepsy and falling that she used as building blocks from which she told her story, worked out fantastically well.
My only hope is that when I sit down to write my own memoir, I can find a metaphor for my life that's equally as interesting and that I can find the words to tell my own story as truthfully, exaggerated or somewhere in between, as Lauren Slater's. Time will tell.