"Crying in the Bathroom": Erika Sάnchez's roller-coaster memoir
We begin today with the Mexican American poet, novelist and essayist, Erika L. Sánchez.
Her book, I am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughteris being made into a film. It was a New York Times best selling young adult novel, and a finalist for the National Book Award.
Ms. Sánchez is the Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Chair, and Writer-in-Residence in the Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University in Chicago.
Her latest book is a fascinating memoir, a collection of essays that chronicles her childhood in a poor immigrant household, through her journey to become a successful writer, and a happily married mother. It’s called Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir.
Erika L. Sánchez joins us on Zoom from Chicago…