Publication Party! Christine Hyung-Oak Lee discusses and signs "Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember"
DIESEL, A Bookstore in Oakland welcomes Christine Hyung-Oak Lee to the store to discuss and sign Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember: The Stroke That Changed My Life, on Wednesday, February 15th at 7:00 pm. Joining her in conversation will be bestselling author Jessica Fechtor. This will be Christine's publication party and all are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Christine Hyung-Oak Lee woke up with a headache on New Year's Eve 2006. By that afternoon, she saw the world quite literally upside down. By New Year's Day, she was unable to form a coherent sentence, and after hours in the ER, days in the hospital, and multiple questions and tests, she learned that she had had a stroke. For months, Lee outsourced her memories to her notebook. It is from these memories that she has constructed this frank and compelling memoir.
In a precise and captivating narrative, Lee navigates fearlessly between chronologies, weaving her childhood humiliations and joys together with the story of the early days of her marriage; and then later, in painstaking, painful, and unflinching detail, her stroke and every upset, temporary or permanent, that it causes.
Lee processes her stroke and illuminates the connection between memory and identity in an honest, meditative, and truly funny manner, utterly devoid of self-pity. As she recovers, she begins to realize that this unexpected and devastating event provides a catalyst for coming to terms with her true self.
Christine Hyung-Oak Lee is a writer who lives in Berkeley, California. Born in New York City, Christine earned her undergraduate degree at UC Berkeley and her MFA at Mills College. Her short fiction and essays have appeared in The New York Times and on BuzzFeed and The Rumpus, among other publications. She has been awarded a Hedgebrook residency, and her writing has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
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Jessica Fechtor's debut memoir, Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home, chronicles her recovery from a ruptured aneurysm at age 28, and how she reclaimed her life through food and cooking. A national bestseller and winner of the 2015 Living Now Book Award, Stir has been praised by Oprah.com as "a page-turning pleasure," and by The Wall Street Journal as "a recipe for living a life of meaning. Fechtor lives in San Francisco with her husband and daughters. She doesn't believe in secret recipes.