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Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections and Illustrations (Harper Perennial)

Jonny Sun is back with a collection of essays and other writings in his unique, funny, and heartfelt style. The pieces range from long meditations on topics like loneliness and being an outsider, to short humor pieces, conversations, and memorable one-liners.Sun was inspired to write Goodbye, Again as a vehicle to talk about what it means to be human. The pieces are a series of meditations on topics such as loneliness, what it means to feel like an outsider, to short humor pieces, conversations, poems, and memorable one-liners – all interspersed with Jonny’s charming black and white line illustrations.  His honest writing about his struggles with feeling productive, as well as his own difficulties with anxiety and depression, will connect deeply with his fans as well as anyone attempting to create in our chaotic world. The book also features a sweetly rendered recipe for scrambled eggs that might just make you cry.  

Jonny's honest writings about his struggles with feeling productive, as well as his difficulties with anxiety and depression will connect deeply with his fans as well as anyone attempting to create in our chaotic world.   

It also features a recipe for scrambled eggs that might make you cry.  

Jonny Sun is the author of the illustrated essay collection Goodbye, Again. He is the best-selling author and illustrator of everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too (Harper Perennial, 2017), and known for his wildly popular twitter account @jonnysun. He is also the illustrator of Gmorning, Gnight! by Lin-Manuel Miranda. He was a writer for the Emmy-nominated sixth season of the Netflix Original Series BoJack Horseman, and is currently writing a movie, a new book, and working on multiple other projects. As a doctoral candidate at MIT and a creative researcher at the Harvard metaLAB, Jonny Sun studies social media, virtual place, and online community. He has a master’s degree in architecture from Yale and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Toronto. His latest art installation, The Laughing Room, was exhibited at MIT in 2018 and at TED in 2019. Previously, his artwork has been exhibited at the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle, the Harvard Art Galleries, MIT, the Yale School of Architecture, New Haven ArtSpace, and the University of Toronto. His plays have been performed at the Yale School of Drama, Factory Theater in Toronto, Hart House Theater, and Theater Lab in Toronto. Jonny Sun’s work has appeared in The New Yorker, TIME MagazineBuzzFeed, Playboy, GQ, and McSweeney’s, and he has been interviewed on NPR, Late Night With Seth Meyers, on the PBS Newshour, in the New York Times Like a Boss column, in the New York Times Magazine, in Vulture, as one of TIME Magazine’s  25 Most Influential People on the Internet of 2017, and he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.  His TED Talk has been viewed over 3 million times. 

Karen Chee is a comedian, actor, and Emmy-nominated writer for Late Night with Seth Meyers. She's also written for Yearly Departed (Amazon), the Golden Globes, and The New Yorker. Karen is currently working on a book (Holt) which will hopefully be good.

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Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062880857
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - April 20th, 2021

Gmorning, Gnight!: Little Pep Talks for Me & You Cover Image
By Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonny Sun (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781984854278
Availability: Not in stock. Available To Order.
Published: Random House - October 16th, 2018