On episode 86 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with physician Kristin Seaborg about her recent memoir, The Sacred Disease: My Life With Epilepsy.
- the story of her first seizure, which she reconstructed from family accounts and medical records;
- the strange history of misunderstandings about epilepsy;
- how writing her memoir changed her;
- the basics of the current scientific understanding of epilepsy;
- the process of weaving narrative and history together for her memoir;
- the greatest misunderstanding she encounters about epilepsy.
Plus, on Today in Writing, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” breaks a world record.
About our guest:
Kristin Seaborg is a practicing pediatrician and an advocate for epilepsy awareness. Her memoir, The Sacred Disease: My Life With Epilepsy, was recently released and she hopes that writing about her disease will help decrease the stigma associated with seizures. She’s also donating 100% of author royalties from the sale of the book to CURE, which you can learn more about at www.cureepilepsy.org. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her husband and three children.