Pain: An Owner's Manual Reading & Signing: Sept 9
At fourteen, Georgia Huston was diagnosed with chronic pain. She dropped out of high school, stopped playing sports, and lost any type of social life she had; all while trying to conquer this mysterious pain using alternative techniques for pain management. After starting her life over again, Georgia wrote a memoir of her struggle called Vienna’s Waiting. Through readers who reached out, she started noticing patterns that most chronic pain sufferers experience – most of all, feeling alone.
With this understanding, Georgia decided to interview people with pain problems and started compiling their stories. Now, at age twenty, she has finished her second book, PAIN: An Owner’s Manual. There are happy stories and there are sad ones. There are positive outlooks, negative perspectives, and everything in between.
She asks personal, taboo questions that would make some people uncomfortable, but since no one usually asks them, she got raw responses. Instead of tiptoeing around life-long pain that many try so hard to disguise and cover up, she sheds light on the confusing, miserable, ever-changing world of chronic pain. Georgia Huston has exposed the secret population of pain victims and, by doing so, is uniting a community of survivors.
Georgia is a senior at St. Edward’s University in Austin, TX studying Psychology and Art.