Fireside Chat with The Manicurist’s Daughter Author Susan Lieu

In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join the Asian Network at Yale (ANY) for a Fireside Chat with The Manicurist’s Daughter Author Susan Lieu.

Vietnamese-American multihyphenate storyteller Susan Lieu (SOM ‘14) will discuss her memoir about grief, trauma, body image, and finding your own place in the world. Her debut memoir The Manicurist’s Daughter is an emotionally raw story about the crumbling of the American Dream and a daughter of refugees who searches for answers after her mother dies during plastic surgery.

The book has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, and was an Apple Book Pick and Must Listen of the Month. V (formerly Eve Ensler, creator of Vagina Monologues) calls it “a stunning, raw, brave memoir that wouldn’t let me go.” NPR Books profiled it as a “well-paced, panoramic memoir…[Lieu’s] family story does not represent an irretrievable demise of the American Dream, but its radical, open-ended evolution.” The Manicurist’s Daughter is much more than a memoir about grief, trauma, and body image. It is a story of fierce determination, strength in shared culture, and finding your place in the world.

The conversation will be moderated by Joanna Carmona, Program Manager at the Digital Ethics Center and Asian Network at Yale Co-Chair, followed by a Q&A and book signing. Books will be available for purchase on-site.

This event will take place at the Humanities Quadrangle, 320 York Street, Room 136 & via Zoom.

Event time: 
Friday, May 3, 2024 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
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