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Louise Nayer

About Louise Nayer

Louise Nayer has lived in San Francisco for more than 30 years as an educator and writer. She teaches English composition, literature and creative writing full-time at City College of San Francisco. She is the coauthor of the nonfiction book How to Bury a Goldfish. Louise has also taught poetry workshops in nursing homes and elementary schools, and published two books of poetry. For the past 10 years she has been writing her new book, Burned: A Memoir, now published by Atlas and Co. To find out more, visit

The nurse who inspired “Burned: A Memoir”

The nurse who inspired “Burned: A Memoir”

In an era when nurses were considered “handmaidens to doctors,” this severely burned and completely disfigured RN emerged from her accident to carve a path of patient advocacy.