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Writing About “The Sacred Disease” with Kristin Seaborg–Episode 87–December 23 2015

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

We discussed:

  • 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 RCT_5100 (1)_0is 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.

1 thought on “Writing About “The Sacred Disease” with Kristin Seaborg–Episode 87–December 23 2015”

  1. 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. Where did you get this information?

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