Mary H.K. Choi and Jenna Wortham for YOLK
We're super psyched to welcome Mary H.K. Choi and Jenna Wortham in conversation for Yolk! This event will be held digitally via Crowdcast. Click here to register for the event (which is free!) You can order the book below to be automatically registered for the event, and there will also be an option to snag the book during the event.
ABOUT THE BOOK
From New York Times bestselling author Mary H.K. Choi comes a funny and emotional story about two estranged sisters and how far they’ll go to save one of their lives—even if it means swapping identities.
Jayne and June Baek are nothing alike. June’s three years older, a classic first-born, know-it-all narc with a problematic finance job and an equally soulless apartment (according to Jayne). Jayne is an emotionally stunted, self-obsessed basket case who lives in squalor, has egregious taste in men, and needs to get to class and stop wasting Mom and Dad’s money (if you ask June). Once thick as thieves, these sisters who moved from Seoul to San Antonio to New York together now don’t want anything to do with each other.
That is, until June gets cancer. And Jayne becomes the only one who can help her.
Flung together by circumstance, housing woes, and family secrets, will the sisters learn more about each other than they’re willing to confront? And what if while helping June, Jayne has to confront the fact that maybe she’s sick, too?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary H.K. Choi is a writer for The New York Times, GQ, Wired, and The Atlantic. She has written comics for Marvel and DC, as well as a collection of essays called Oh, Never Mind. Her novels Emergency Contact and Permanent Record were New York Times bestsellers. She is the host of Hey, Cool Job!, a podcast about jobs, and Hey, Cool Life!, a podcast about mental health and creativity. Mary grew up in Hong Kong and Texas and now lives in New York. Follow her on Twitter @ChoitotheWorld.
ABOUT THE IN CONVERSATION PARTNER
Jenna Wortham is a sound healer, reiki practitioner, herbalist, and community care worker oriented towards healing justice and liberation. Jenna is also a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine, and co-host of the podcast ‘Still Processing,’ and a proud editor of the visual anthology “Black Futures,” along with Kimberly Drew, from One World. Jenna is also currently working on a book about the body and dissociation for Penguin Press, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.
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