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From Patient to Author: Janet Buttenwieser discusses 'GUTS'
Thursday, Apr. 19, 2018, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
From Patient to Author: Janet Buttenwieser discusses 'GUTS'
WhereRainier Beach Branch
Room LocationMeeting Room
AudienceAdults
LanguageEnglish
SummaryAuthor Janet Buttenwieser will discuss and read from her new memoir, "GUTS."
DescriptionJanet Buttenwieser, Seattle-based author of the memoir GUTS, will describe her journey navigating misdiagnosis, multiple surgeries, and life with a permanent colostomy. Like many female patients her concerns were glossed over by doctors. Janet’s model for assertiveness was her friend Beth. Throughout Janet’s illness Beth took care of her; then she developed brain cancer and their roles reversed. Eventually Janet recovered, but Beth’s condition worsened. At the age of 38, Beth died. To cope, Janet competed in endurance events, becoming a triathlete with a colostomy pouch. Janet will also explain her unusual path to publication, with a Q & A to follow her talk.
View in Catalog"GUTS" by Janet Buttenwieser
NotesLibrary events and programs are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required.
Contact InfoRainier Beach Branch 206-386-1906 or Ask a Librarian
Room CapacitySpace is limited at library events. Please come early to make sure you get a seat. Due to the fire code, we can’t exceed the maximum capacity for our rooms.
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