Historian Mary Mahoney will present a talk on bibliotherapy titled “Healing with Books: Stories of the Uses of Books as Medicine.”
Have you ever turned to a book for consolation? Treasured the escape of a comic book? Found comfort in a poem, self-help book, or simply from reading the newspaper? This talk will explain the many uses of books as medicine in our world today and its history.
Mary Mahoney is a historian, writer, and podcaster who studies American culture. She earned her Ph.D. in History at the University of Connecticut and is currently writing a history of bibliotherapy in America. When not studying the healing uses of books, she is also the co-host of the Dolls of our Lives Podcast, a show that explores the world of American Girl for what it can tell us about American history and culture.
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