As Michelle traversed into becoming a successful musician (with a Grammy nominated album) and a New York Times bestselling author—she has become a creative powerhouse: a master of her own creative identity, including the art of, finally, singing and writing happy songs again. And letting go. Read more on the blog.
Crying in H Mart is a memoir that shares Michelle’s moving story of family, food, grief and endurance. In this memoir, Michelle allows readers into her personal and private narratives. Here are some fast facts that you probably don’t know about author Michelle Zauner.
Fully Booked Chats: Michelle Zauner, interviewed by local independent singer-songwriter Reese Lansangan is set to stream on Fully Booked’s channels on December 17 at 6PM. The event will be streamed via the Fully Booked Facebook page and YouTube channel and is free for all.
Will Smith’s transformation from a West Philadelphia kid to one of the biggest rap stars of his era, and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history, is an epic tale—but it’s only half the story. This memoir is the product of a profound journey of self-knowledge, a reckoning with all that your will can get you and all that it can leave behind. Read the First Few Pages of Will on the blog.
In Fully Booked Chats with Malaka Gharib, the writer and illustrator gave readers a peek on her creative processes and a glimpse on how her graphic memoir came to be. Read some snippets of the interview with Malaka Gharib here.
The international literary icon opens his eclectic closet: Here are photographs of Murakami’s extensive and personal T-shirt collection, accompanied by essays that reveal a side of the writer rarely seen by the public. Read the First Few Pages of Murakami T on the blog.
Through the experiences of grief and loss, books can help to repair and rewrite those narratives as we learn about the stories and struggles of those who have gone before us. Read more on the blog for book recommendations from our Grief collection.
Inhabiting her childhood perspective with exquisite lyric clarity and unforgettable charm and strength, Qian Julie Wang has penned an essential American story about a family fracturing under the weight of invisibility, and a girl coming of age in the shadows, who never stops seeking the light.
The memoir is a compelling voice of the forgotten as told through the perspective of a child. The author drew the dark curtains shrouding her childhood and guided her readers through claustrophobic sweatshops, isolated school lunches, and predatory train rides. Read Jowana's review on the blog.