Marilu Henner Writing Book About Rare Mental Condition
January 6th, 2011 9:59pm EST
Taxi actress Marilu Henner is turning back the pages of her life for a new tell-all book, in which she'll document the rare medical condition which enables her to remember almost every day of her life in vivid detail.
The star, 58, is one of the few people in the world with superior autobiographical memory, which was first diagnosed by neurobiologist James McGaugh in 2006.
Henner was unaware of the official term for the abnormal ability until her close friend, TV journalist Lesley Stahl, began researching it for a case study about violinist Louise Owen on U.S. news show 60 Minutes - and noted the similarities between the musician and the actress.
Henner spoke publicly about the condition on the program last month, revealing, "I can rattle off almost every time I've seen you... It's like putting in a DVD and it queues up to a certain place. I'm there again, so I'm looking out from my eyes and seeing things visually as I would have that day."
And now she's putting pen to paper to write about her condition
She says, "I'm writing a book about it. It will be out later in the spring and I just feel like I can help people - because I know what goes on in my brain."