Goodbye, Again by Jonny Sun
"Whenever I am in an unfamiliar city, I prefer staying at a friend's. To do so feels like a special kind of knowing them, and a special kind of feeling at home. If a home is who you are, in a way, rendered physically and externally, then to stay at a friend's home is to stay not only with them but also among them, surrounded by this external expression of them."
The wonderfully original author of Everyone's a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too gives us 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.
Jonny Sun is back with a collection of essays and other writings in his unique, funny, and heartfelt style. 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.
What I thought
Reading this one felt like a true gift. I found Jonny so deeply relatable right from the get go with this collection of essays and illustrations. I listened to the audiobook as well. Jonny's voice is so utterly soothing, I felt like I could have listened to him all day, his voice a lullaby to my ears. It was so beautiful and enhanced the entire reading experience. I felt like his personality shines through completely in the audio.
|Photo by Rozette Rago|
Jonny Sun is the New York Times and international bestselling author of Goodbye, Again, everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too, and the illustrator of Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He is a screen and TV writer, and wrote for the Emmy-nominated sixth season of the Netflix Original Series BoJack Horseman. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and McSweeney’s. Time magazine named him one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet, and his TED Talk on loneliness that has been viewed online more than 3.5 million times.