Thu, Jul 14|
Crying in the Bathroom | Erika L. Sanchez in conversation with Sandra Cisneros
Join us in celebrating the release of Erika L. Sanchez's CRYING IN THE BATHROOM, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilarious.
Time & Location
Jul 14, 2022, 8:00 PM
About the Event
From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilarious Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago in the nineties, Erika Sánchez was a self-described pariah, misfit, and disappointment—a foul-mouthed, melancholic rabble-rouser who painted her nails black but also loved comedy, often laughing so hard with her friends that she had to leave her school classroom. Twenty-five years later, she’s now an award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist, but she’s still got an irrepressible laugh, an acerbic wit, and singular powers of perception about the world around her. In these essays, Sánchez writes about everything from sex to white feminism to debilitating depression, revealing an interior life rich with ideas, self-awareness, and perception. Raunchy, insightful, unapologetic, and brutally honest, Crying in the Bathroom is Sánchez at her best—a book that will make you feel that post-confessional high that comes from talking for hours with your best friend.
Conversation Parnter: Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros is a poet, fiction writer, essayist, performer, and artist. Her most recent book is Martita, I Remember You/Martita, te recuerdo, a story in English and Spanish. Woman Without Shame, her first new collection of poetry in almost thirty years, will be published in September by Knopf and in Spanish as Mujer sin vergüenza by Vintage Español.