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

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Summary: On episode 86 of the WRITER 2.0 Podcast I spoke with physician Kristin Seaborg about her recent memoir, <a href="http://amzn.to/1OLypJe" target="_blank">The Sacred Disease: My Life With Epilepsy</a>. <br> We discussed:<br> <br> the story of her first seizure, which she reconstructed from family accounts and medical records;<br> the strange history of misunderstandings about epilepsy;<br> how writing her memoir changed her;<br> the basics of the current scientific understanding of epilepsy;<br> the process of weaving narrative and history together for her memoir;<br> the greatest misunderstanding she encounters about epilepsy.<br> <br> Plus, on Today in Writing, Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” breaks a world record.<br> About our guest:<br> <a href="http://www.kristinseaborg.com" target="_blank">Kristin Seaborg </a><a href="http://www.kristinseaborg.com" target="_blank"></a>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.<br>