Bedside Reading

Beartown

July 11, 2023 Bedside Reading Podcast Season 4 Episode 21
Bedside Reading
Beartown
Show Notes

A cracking novel to finish season 4. This is a book about community, about values, ambition, and also about hockey (but do not let that put you off if you aren't into sport).  It's the first in a trilogy by the brilliant Fredrik Backman and is pretty much unputdownable.

Francesca  Boffey and I have incredibly overlapping taste in books and it's taken us such a long time to pick which book would be "the one" to discuss on Bedside Reading. I'm hoping she might come back again to discuss another one in future.

We talk about community, small town mentality, toxic masculinity, what defines success,  who we believe, control, friendship, what people give up for others, retirement, identity, doing the right thing... There's an almost endless source of CPD discussion here and we struggled not to talk for hours.

We mentioned the Royal College of Surgeons' publication on Sexual Assault in Surgery which you can access here:  https://publishing.rcseng.ac.uk/doi/epdf/10.1308/rcsbull.2021.106

As well as this article from The Times in April 2023:  https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/sexism-surgeons-royal-college-times-health-commission-039q7fx6c#:~:text=Roshana%20Mehdian%2DStaffell%2C%2037%2C%20an%20orthopaedic%20surgeon%2C%20highlighted,her%20feel%20%E2%80%9Cextremely%20uncomfortable%E2%80%9D.