Crying in the Bathroom: A Memoir (Large Print / Paperback)

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This memoir starts off with a sassy bang and sweeps you through the raucous, emotional, and passionate twists and turns of Sanchez’s life. Throughout her essays, Sanchez talks about not seeing herself represented in books and other media growing up. Now she is being that representation for women and girls of color who don’t feel like they quite fit into traditional expectations. I appreciated her vulnerability discussing her mental health issues and journey to motherhood. Equal parts witty, hilarious, heartbreaking, refreshing, and rebellious, this was a thoroughly enjoyable read.

— Boogie

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“Equal parts pee-your-pants hilarity and break your heart poignancy- like the perfect brunch date you never want to end!"--America Ferrera, Emmy award-winning actress in Ugly Betty

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 disarmingly funny


Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago in the ‘90s, Erika L. Sánchez was a self-described pariah, misfit, and disappointment—a foul-mouthed, melancholic rabble-rouser who painted her nails black but also loved comedy and dreamed of an unlikely life as a poet. Twenty-five years later, she’s now an award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist, but she’s still got an irrepressible laugh, an acerbic wit, and singular powers of perception about the world around her.

In these essays about everything from sex to white feminism to debilitating depression to the redemptive pursuits of spirituality, art, and travel, Sánchez reveals an interior life that is rich with ideas, self-awareness, and perception—that of a woman who charted a path entirely of her own making. 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.

About the Author


Erika L. Sánchez is a Mexican American poet, novelist, and essayist. Her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award. Her debut young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, was a number one New York Times bestseller and a National Book Awards finalist. It is now being made into a film directed by America Ferrera. Sanchez was a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow, a 2018 recipient of the 21st Century Award from the Chicago Public Library Foundation, and a 2019 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780593607602
ISBN-10: 0593607600
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English