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Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir

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Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir

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 '90s, 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 still has 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.  

Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir
by Erika L. Sánchez

  • Publication Date: July 12, 2022
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Viking
  • ISBN-10: 0593296931
  • ISBN-13: 9780593296936