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Author Katya Cengel’s captivating new book, Straightjackets and Lunch Money

Cover of Katya Cengel's new book
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Cover of Katya Cengel's new book

Katya Cengel recalls her hospitalization in a psychosomatic unit as a 10 year-old.


Katya Cengel spent 100 days hospitalized under restraints in a children’s ward at Stanford University’s Medical Center Hospital. Thirty years later Cengel interviewed the psychiatrists, pediatricians and counselors who treated her, an experience she chronicles in her latest book Straitjackets and Lunch Money

 A journalist and journalism instructor at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Cengel spoke with correspondent Tom Wilmer about her childhood experience with mental illness and the resulting memoir which the San Francisco Chronicle called “incredibly affecting” and Kirkus Reviews called “harrowing but engrossing”.

To find out more about Straitjackets and Lunch Money and Katya’s other books and articles go to www.katyacengel.com

Katya will be holding a book signing in San Luis Obispo Saturday January 20, 2024. Find out more here: https://www.slobigs.org/event/the-healing-bridge-mentorings-role-in-healing-from-trauma/

Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer featured on the NPR Podcast Directory
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Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer featured on the NPR Podcast Directory

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Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer—winner of the Gold Lowell Thomas Award—Society of American Travel Writers
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Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer—winner of the Gold Lowell Thomas Award—Society of American Travel Writers

Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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