MS Book Club Launch at the Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center

January 28, 2015
What: Book club launch, hosted by author of Chef Interrupted, Trevis Gleason

When: Friday, March 6, noon - 3 p.m.

Where: MS Center at Swedish
1600 East Jefferson Street, A Level
Seattle, WA 98122

RSVP: Mallory Higgins, 206-320-2200


Trevis Gleason will discuss the creation of his new book, Chef Interrupted, sign copies, and officially launch the MS Center’s new Book Club.

100 copies of Chef Interrupted will be handed out for FREE!

Trevis’ book will be our first reading selection. Upcoming Book Club dates to follow.

Book summary

When Trevis Gleason, a former chef at the top of his professional culinary career, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he lost everything—his job, his marriage, even his perceived persona. Surveying the ruins of his former life, he saw an opportunity to fulfill a long-postponed dream. He would travel from Seattle, Washington, to the wilds of west Kerry, Ireland for the winter.

Renting a rustic cottage in “The Town,” Trevis braved narrow, sheep-obstructed roads and antiquated
Heating systems to learn that his life, his loves (including cooking), and even his dreams weren’t
lost, just waiting to be rediscovered in this magical place.

He acquired a charming puppy named Sadie, who grounded his days and served as a devoted companion as he surmounted inevitable physical setbacks and cultural challenges. All the while, he entertained a steady stream of visiting friends and relatives, including his former wife. The Town’s colorful characters welcomed the American stranger as one of their own, and he soon found himself reveling in the beauty of the rugged countryside, the authentic joy of the holidays, the conviviality of the pubs, and the hearty flavor of the simple food. Recipes included.