Inprint | Erika L. Sánchez - CRYING IN THE BATHROOM

Monday, September 12, 2022 - 7:30pm
Ballroom at Bayou Place--
500 Texas Avenue
Houston, TX 77002

National Book Award finalist Erika L. Sánchez will read from her new memoir Crying in the Bathroom, followed by an on-stage conversation with a local writer. The evening will conclude with a book sale and signing. 

All audience members will be required to wear a mask while in the theatre.

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ERIKA L. SÁNCHEZ is the author of the National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestseller I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. According to The New York Times, “This gripping debut about a Mexican-American misfit is alive and crackling,” and Juan Felipe Herrera adds, “This book will change everything…. A perfect book about imperfection.” The novel is currently being adapted into a film directed by Emmy award-winning actress America Ferrera. A poet by training, Sánchez is also the author of the poetry collection Lessons on Expulsion, “a fierce, assertive debut” (The Washington Post) that challenges notions of femininity, race, religion, and sexuality. She has received fellowships from Princeton, the Chicago Public Library Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Salon, and Cosmopolitan for Latinas, where she was the sex and love advice columnist.

Sánchez joins us to read from and talk about her new memoir-in-essays Crying in the Bathroom, “an account of childhood depression, falling in love with comedy, a ‘fraught’ relationship with her grandmother, a bad marketing job in the Sears Tower, and risking the uneasy life of a writer” (Chicago Tribune). For Jason Reynolds, “Erika L. Sánchez has undoubtedly cemented herself as not just one of my favorite writers, but also my best friend…. Why wouldn’t I want to be close to someone so intentional, so funny, so proven, and most importantly, so self-aware they could tell a story about their life in a way that makes me take inventory of my own?” Rebecca Makkai calls the book “honest, cutting, hilarious, revelatory.” Sánchez lives in Chicago and serves as the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair in the Latin American and Latino Studies Department at DePaul University.

Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir By Erika L. Sánchez Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593296936
Availability: UNAVAILABLE
Published: Viking - July 12th, 2022