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Trevis Gleason in Conversation with Emma Rogan, Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis

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Sun, 03/03/2024 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Village Books is thrilled to welcome Trevis Gleason back to the Readings Gallery for Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis! He was here in 2015 for his book Chef Interrupted, and this new book compiles two decades of his writings on life with chronic illness. He'll be joined by writer, editor, and advocate Emma Rogan.


Nearly two decades of living with and writing about life with chronic illness compiled and distilled into often moving, sometimes funny, always poignant and useful essays by the world's longest running chronicler of life with multiple sclerosis, Trevis L Gleason.

Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis is one part primer, one part handbook, one part pocket translator, and 100% an essential field guide for navigating the challenges of living with chronic illness. This curated collection from nearly two decades of reflections by award-winning writer, Trevis L Gleason, compiled and edited with his "MS Sister," Emma Rogan, guides readers through ever-changing personal, professional, and medical minefields associated with life-altering chronic conditions. Refreshingly honest, but written with hope, compassion, and Gleason's signature wry wit, it reinforces Gleason's MS ethos that "Living life with a chronic illness well is all about the living part."

Chef by training, Food Scientist by education, Writer by passion, and Advocate for people with disabilities... by necessity. A former US Coast Guard navigator, USAID ambassador, and culinary instructor, Trevis Gleason serves on the Editorial Board for MS Ireland, and as Cathaoirleach of Corca Dhuibhne Food Network. Along with his previously published books, he has written pieces for most major newspapers in Ireland as well as a number of food magazines, professional journals (including New England Journal of Medicine and Lancet Neurology), and academic papers. His blogs, Trevis L Gleason's Life with Multiple Sclerosis, are the longest-running posted MS works on the web. He lives between Seattle, Washington USA and West Kerry Ireland with his wife, Caryn and their Wheaten Terrier, Maggie.

Writer and Advocate, dedicated to diversity and inclusion in international policymaking for multiple sclerosis and other neurological conditions. Emma Rogan has worked with value-based European rights and service organizations for over two decades and was the 2012 winner of the Vodafone World of Difference Award. Emma is the loving mother of two wonderful children and lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Living Well with Multiple Sclerosis By Trevis L. Gleason Cover Image
ISBN: 9781684921393
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffeetown Press - January 9th, 2024

Chef Interrupted By Trevis L. Gleason Cover Image
ISBN: 9781603813013
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Coffeetown Press - January 6th, 2015