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Powell's Books Presents Jonny Sun in Conversation With Samantha Irby
Jonny Sun is back with a collection of essays and other writings in his unique, funny, and heartfelt style. The wonderfully original author of Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too gives us Goodbye, Again (Harper Perennial), 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. 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. Sun will be joined in conversation by Samantha Irby, author of We Are Never Meeting in Real Life and Wow, No Thank You.

Apr 27, 2021 05:00 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Jonny Sun
Jonny Sun is the author of the illustrated essay collection, Goodbye, Again. He is the best-selling author and illustrator of everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too, and known for his wildly popular twitter account @jonnysun. He is also 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, and is currently writing a movie, a new book, and working on multiple other projects. As a doctoral candidate at MIT and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, Jonny Sun studies social media, virtual place, and online community. Jonny Sun’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, TIME Magazine, BuzzFeed, Playboy, GQ, and McSweeney’s, and he has been interviewed on NPR, Late Night With Seth Meyers, on the PBS Newshour, as one of TIME Magazine’s 25 Most Influential People on the Internet of 2017, and was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list. His TED Talk has been viewed over 3 million times.
Samantha Irby
Samantha Irby is an American comedian, author, and blogger. She writes a blog called bitches gotta eat, and she has co-hosted The Sunday Night Sex Show, performed in several shows, including The Paper Machete and Story Club, and her work has appeared in The Rumpus, In Our Words, and Jezebel. She and has written four books: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life; Meaty; New Year, Same Trash; and Wow, No Thank You.