When Jackie M. Stebbins had reached the pinnacle of success as a young trial lawyer, she desperately tried to hide her anxiety and depression.

But her shaking hands, endless insomnia, and white noise in her ears told her it was true: she had burned herself out. After she pleaded to be committed to psychiatric ward, her world went black.

She awoke a month later to learn that she had a rare and debilitating brain illness that stole her career and nearly ended her life.

The twists and turns of her journey to a diagnosis, recovery, and new life takes readers on an emotional and psychedelic rollercoaster ride.

You will feel her terror and devastation and be moved by her will and hope. Unwillable makes you laugh, cry, and cheer for Jackie in this fast-paced story of a woman whose persistence burdened her, but also equipped her to survive.

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About Jackie M. Stebbins

Jackie M. Stebbins was living her dream as a nationally recognised family law, criminal defense, and civil litigator. But Stebbinscareer as a lawyer abruptly ended in May, 2018, when she was diagnosed with a rare brain illness, autoimmune encephalitis. Stebbins persevered to make a remarkable recovery and turned herself into an author and motivational speaker. Stebbins is the author of the JM Stebbins blog and host of the Brain Fever podcast. Stebbins’s side hustle includes raising three lovely children with her wonderful husbandSean, in Bismarck, North Dakota, and in her leisure time she can be found reading, trying to be funny, and aqua jogging.