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Jonny Sun with Min Jin Lee / Goodbye, Again

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Booksmith and The Bindery are thrilled to host Jonny Sun again, for his new book Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations – he'll be in conversation with Pachinko author Min Jin Lee! We are also very pleased to announce we have **signed copies** for the first 100 orders! You can order Goodbye, Again here. We have a limited supply of special leaf pins created for this book; the first 20 pre-orders from this event page will receive a pin with their orders! Contact events@booksmith.com with any questions.

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About the book

The wonderfully original author of Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too gives us a collection of touching and hilarious personal essays, stories, poems—accompanied by his trademark illustrations—covering topics such as mental health, happiness, and what it means to belong.

Jonny Sun is back with a collection of essays and other writings in his unique, funny, and heartfelt style. The pieces range from long meditations on topics like loneliness and being an outsider, to short humor pieces, conversations, and memorable one-liners.

Jonny's honest writings about his struggles with feeling productive, as well as his difficulties with anxiety and depression will connect deeply with his fans as well as anyone attempting to create in our chaotic world.   

It also features a recipe for scrambled eggs that might make you cry.


About the authors

Jonny Sun is the bestselling author and illustrator of "everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too" and the illustrator of "Gmorning, Gnight!" by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He was a writer for the Emmy-nominated sixth season of the Netflix Original Series BoJack Horseman. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and McSweeney's. Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet, and his TED Talk on loneliness has been viewed online more than 3.5 million times. As a doctoral candidate at MIT and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, he studies virtual place and online community. He received his master's degree in architecture from Yale and his bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Toronto. His new book is Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections and Illustrations (Harper Perennial, 4/2021)

Min Jin Lee is a recipient of fiction fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the author of novels, Free Food for Millionaires and Pachinko, a finalist for the National Book Award for Fiction and a New York Times 10 Best Books. An international bestseller, Pachinko is translated into over 35 languages. Her writings have appeared in The New Yorker, NPR’s Selected Shorts, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Times of London, Food & Wine, Vogue and The Wall Street Journal. She is developing Free Food for Millionaires for Netflix with Alan Yang. Lee was named as an Adweek Creative 100 for being one of the “10 Writers and Editors Who are Changing the National Conversation” and a Frederick Douglass 200. She is a Writer-in-Residence at Amherst College and serves as a trustee of PEN America and a director of the Authors Guild. She is currently at work on Name Recognition: A Memoir of Visibility and Voice and is researching and writing her third novel, American Hagwon, which will complete “The Koreans” trilogy.


This event is free and all ages, but RSVP is required.