When receiving a new diagnosis, every patient seeks answers to a range of common questions about what this will mean in their daily life and the implications for the future. In other words, patients are seeking answers about how to navigate life under new and often foreign circumstances. The American Academy of Neurology's (AAN's) Brain & Life Books® series provides answers to these questions with a balance of realism, sensitivity, and hopefulness. Each title in the Series is an invaluable survival guide to navigating a host of issues related to living with a neurologic illness. The books serve as a bridge to informed discussion with one's doctor, and as a companion and source for information and reassurance outside the doctor's office. Bearing both the imprimatur of the AAN, Brain & Life magazine, and Oxford University Press, the series represents an authoritative source of information that is easy to read and well-organized while reaching readers on an emotional level through real-life anecdotes from people experiencing similar neurologic symptoms. In summary, through the Brain & Life Books® series we convey the fact that knowledge is empowering and that the knowledgeable patient will have the best outcomes.