Episode 6: Creating Factually Accurate Narratives



This week, Kyrie and Cori discuss the creative nonfiction/literary journalism they selected, as well as some history on what creative nonfiction/literary journalism is. During their discussion, Kyrie and Cori have brought their own coffee to sip on cause this week has them needing a bit more caffeine this morning.

Kyrie’s pick, Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot makes us question medical consent and what it means. This book is now a movie, but we recommend reading the book and getting more of the story. This remarkable woman was able to diagnose herself with cancer by going to medical doctors and explaining the knot in her insides. During the time of Henrietta, racism, segregation, and the KKK were still strong, yet this one amazing black woman basically paved the way to medical discoveries.

Cori’s pick, The Empathy Exams by Leslie Jamison takes on a different role and explores how we do or don’t understand others. Leslie was a medical actor who was paid to act our symptoms for future nurses and doctors, and this brought on the story of how we feel for other people in our world. Leslie’s short essays explore topics from medical to poverty and how we’re all just looking to connect with one another.

Coming up next week, Kyrie and Cori explore the genre of best-sellers. Read along or just listen to what they have to say about these two books. Make sure you subscribe to their podcast to get updates and check them out on their social media feeds!  If you like what you’re hearing, go over to Apple Podcast or wherever you get your podcasts and leave a review to help them reach a broader audience of book and tea lovers!  Read along with us and partake in the discussion via our blog or Facebook! Logo: Chris Taesali. Sound and Editing:Daniel Stearman.

Recommendations  

Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris

In Cold Blood by Truman Captoe

Into the Wild by Jack Krauker

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers

Running With Scissors by Augusten Burroughs

Kyrie’s Pick: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly 

Cori’s Pick: Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler



References:

What is Creative Nonfiction?

Creative Nonfiction


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