Books

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Art by Nicole’s daughter. Gif’d by @darth.
Memoir

All You Can Ever Know

All You Can Ever Know (Catapult, Fall 2018) spans Nicole Chung’s transracial adoption, her upbringing by white parents, and the search for her Korean American family that coincided with the birth of her first child. An insightful, ultimately hopeful chronicle of unexpected discoveries and what it means to lose and find your roots, this book is for anyone who has ever struggled to restore lost connections, unearth long-buried family secrets, or understand where and with whom they belong.

 

Anthologies

Nasty Women

Kate Harding and Samhita Mukhopadhyay, eds.

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A frank look at feminism, resistance, and revolution in Trump’s America, Nasty Women (Picador, Oct. 2017) features sharp, inspiring essays by women writers (including Cheryl Strayed, Alicia Garza, Jessica Valenti, Samantha Irby, Rebecca Solnit, Zerlina Maxwell, Meredith Talusan, and many others) who consider how we got here and what we need to do to move forward. Nicole’s original essay “All-American” is included in this anthology.

Reviews for Nasty Women:

“Although its title brings back memories of a more hopeful time, editors Samhita Mukhopadhyay and Kate Harding have crafted a collection of viewpoints aimed at piercing the fug of misogyny and racism that has held sway after the 2016 election. Writers . . . hold forth on how to survive Trump’s America, and raise others up along the way.” ―ELLE.com

“A searing and urgent collection . . . The writers are emotionally generous as they meditate on this pivotal moment in American history. The 2016 election marked a deeply personal shift in the tides of hope for so many. This book invites readers to converse, comfort, and hold one another accountable in the hope of igniting radical, intersectional change.” ―Booklist (starred review)

“Strong, thoughtful, and angry voices ring out for resistance, empathy, and solidarity.” ―Kirkus

How Do I Explain This to My Kids? Parenting in the Age of Trump

Sarah Swong and Diane Wachtell, eds.

Borrowing its title from an Election Night 2016 question voiced by Van Jones, How Do I Explain This to My Kids? (The New Press, June 2017) collects accounts by writers and scholars—including Viet Thanh Nguyen, Robin D.G. Kelley, Mira Jacob, and Nicole Chung—to foster an important conversation about how to talk to children and parent in the current political climate.