Esmé Weijun Wang is an American writer. She is the author of The Border of Paradise and The Collected Schizophrenias.
Esmé Weijun Wang is the author of a New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias (2019), and a novel, The Border of Paradise (2016). Born in the Midwest to Taiwanese parents, Esmé lives in San Francisco, and can be found at esmewang.com, where she provides resources for ambitious people living with limitations. In this episode, Continue Reading…
Esmé Weijun Wang's debut novel The Border of Paradise is one of my favorite books so far this year. A multigenerational epic centered on an interracial family, the Nowaks, this book touches on so many profound topics, from mental illness to intergenerational trauma to culture clash to the very question of what it means to be a family, all done in stunningly beautiful prose. Esmé and I had a great conversation about her book in the first segment, and in the second segment we chatted about our favorite social media platform: Twitter. (Conversation recorded July 19, 2016.) Subscribe: iTunes | Google Play | Stitcher | SoundCloud | RSS Support: Support our Patreon | Leave a review Share: Tweet this episode | Share to Facebook Connect: Email | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr Show Notes: Esmé Weijun Wang Esmé Weijun Wang - The Border of Paradise Esmé Weijun Wang - With Love and Squalor (e-letter) Heather Havrilesky - Ask Polly Get Bullish Conference Esmé Weijun Wang - “You Are Not Lazy” Esmé Weijun Wang - “I’m Chronically Ill and Afraid of Being Lazy” (elle.com) Esmé Weijun Wang - “Why My Novel Uses Untranslated Chinese” (lithub.com) Junot Díaz - The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao  
This week's guest on In Her Room is writer, storyteller, and visual artist Esmé Weijun Wang. We sat down to talk about creative legacy, living with chronic illness, and the ways we show up and be compassionate with ourselves and others in this 46-minute episode. How is your heart today?Here are some things mentioned in this episode:Esmé's websiteEsmé on InstagramEsmé on TwitterEsmé on FacebookEsmé on Pinterest"Perdition Days," the essay Esmé readSarah Manguso :: author of The Two Kinds of Decay* and Ongoingness*The Radical Sincerity ManifestoBinderCon :: where Esmé spoke in 2014Where's the Electricity?* :: Esmé's creative offering On MasteryEsmé's 10-Second Statement (and the post from Mara Glatzel that inspired it!)Spoon theory :: in reference to living with chronic illness.
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3
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3
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2 hours, 52 minutes
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