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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Laura Lee  

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Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Lee is based in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Laura Lee holds a BA in comparative literature from New York University and an MFA in creative writing from Purdue University A History of Scars is her first book.

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability: No.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A History of Scars: A Memoir
ISBN: 1982127287. OCLC Number: 1154077810

Atria Books. .

Lee weaves a picture of her life now as a queer woman with schizophrenia, and connects it to her childhood growing up in a household marked by abuse, illness, and absence. She dives headfirst into themes of intimacy, sexuality, growing up Korean American, and reconciling the disparate pieces of existence that make her whole. -- adapted from back cover