June GR Virtually Reads: Minor Feelings
Join us virtually in June to discuss "Minor Feelings" by Cathy Park Hong.
Whether you have just started the book or finished it months ago, all are welcome to come and join our book club, we would love to have you!
This book club is a virtual book club. Please join using this Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86415652022?pwd=U3liNjVvMlljVTd1NnZuUUJTVEdDQT09
The meeting ID is 864 1565 2022
Purchase your copy of "Minor Feelings" quick and easy here: https://www.pagesbkshop.com/book/9781984820389
Purchase your copy of "Minor Feelings" quick and easy!
This book club is free and open to the public. Purchase your copy at Pages and get 15% off. This book club usually meets on the first Tuesday of every other month. Call the bookshop and ask one of our booksellers to learn more about it!
About Minor Feelings
One of Time's 10 Best Nonfiction Books of the Year - Named One of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, New Statesman, BuzzFeed, Esquire, The New York Public Library, and Book Riot.
Poet and essayist Cathy Park Hong fearlessly and provocatively blends memoir, cultural criticism, and history to expose fresh truths about racialized consciousness in America. Part memoir and part cultural criticism, this collection is vulnerable, humorous, and provocative--and its relentless and riveting pursuit of vital questions around family and friendship, art and politics, identity and individuality, will change the way you think about our world.
Binding these essays together is Hong's theory of "minor feelings." As the daughter of Korean immigrants, Cathy Park Hong grew up steeped in shame, suspicion, and melancholy. She would later understand that these "minor feelings" occur when American optimism contradicts your own reality--when you believe the lies you're told about your own racial identity. Minor feelings are not small, they're dissonant--and in their tension Hong finds the key to the questions that haunt her.
With sly humor and a poet's searching mind, Hong uses her own story as a portal into a deeper examination of racial consciousness in America today. This intimate and devastating book traces her relationship to the English language, to shame and depression, to poetry and female friendship. A radically honest work of art, Minor Feelings forms a portrait of one Asian American psyche--and of a writer's search to both uncover and speak the truth.