Sarah Fay

Sarah Fay (PhD, MFA) is a mental health advocate and the author of the journalistic memoir Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses, which was an Apple Best Books pick and which the New York Times hailed as a “fiery manifesto of a memoir.”

Sarah has shared her story on NPR’s 1A, Oprah Daily, Salon, NPR’s KERA/Think, The Rumpus, in the Los Angeles Times, and more. Pathological has been featured in Forbes, mindbodygreen, Thrive Global, Lit Hub, Psychology Today, and others. She writes for many publications, including the New York Times, The Atlantic, Time, and The Paris Review, where she was an advisory editor. She’s the recipient of the Hopwood Award for Literature and grants and fellowships from Yaddo, the Mellon Foundation, and the MacDowell Colony, among others. She’s on the faculty at Northwestern University and is the founder of Pathological: The Movement.

Books by Sarah Fay
Pathological: The True Story of Six Misdiagnoses