Books and Boba

Books & Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.

#97 – Author Chat with I.W. Gregorio

On this episode we chat with author Ilene Wong (aka I.W. Gregorio) about her new YA novel This is My Brain in Love, A story between two teens working at a Chinese restaurant over the summer, who find common ground with each other while dealing with immigrant parents, mental health, and falling in love. We chat with Ilene about her experiences writing the book, her own history with mental health, and how she ended up as a writer who became a surgeon.

Follow Ilene at @IWGregorio and pick up This is My Brain in Love at your favorite bookseller Tuesday, April 14!

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The Books & Boba April 2020 pick is Mimi Lee Gets a Clue by Jennifer J. Chow

This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective

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