HUSH: a podcast from your library – Episode 21 – Medical Memoirs

HUSH: a podcast from your libraryThad Hartman and Lissa Staley host a roundtable discussion with our guests around an engaging and interesting topic — Medical Memoirs — books by doctors, nurses and patients about their experiences in unique or compelling situations

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Medical Memoirs

Our guest this episode is the fabulous Julie Nelson, Collection Development Professional. She also authors the library’s popular Lost in the Stacks column.


Books and Authors mentioned

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  • Designated Fat Girl by Jennifer Joyner
  • This Won’t Hurt a Bit (and Other White Lies) by Michelle Au
  • Monique and the Mango Rains: Two Years with a Midwife in Mali by Kris Holloway
  • Breath: A Lifetime in the Rhythm of an Iron Lung by Martha Mason
  • Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey with her Wordless Daughter by Robert Rummel-Hudson
  • Alex: the Life of a Child by Frank DeFord
  • Nurse by Peggy Anderson
  • God’s Hotel by Victoria Sweet
  • Memoir of a Debulked Woman by Susan Gubar

 Your turn to talk

Continue the conversation about Medical Memoir books and movies. Why do you like them? What can you recommend? Talk to us here on the blog, or on the library’s Goodreads group at our Medical Memoir discussion.

If you have questions, comments or suggestions for future topics please comment on our blog post or send us an email at

Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.