wild precious life

making the most of the time we have

join author, educator, and learner, annmarie kelly as she laughs, cries, and kvetches with the writers, musicians, entrepreneurs, and wanderers who inspire all of us to reach beyond our divisions and discover what it means to be wild, precious, and brave.

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defy expectations with kirstin chen

kirstin chen’s recent book, counterfeit, is one of the most anticipated novels of the summer, in which two asian american women grow a fake handbag scheme into a global enterprise. the book is full of twists and surprises and makes for a great beach or poolside reading. in this episode, annmarie and kirstin chat about luxury purses, fanny packs, daily yoga practice, and the dangers of the model minority myth.

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and we’re brought to you by storystudio chicago, a writing center located in chicago and online, which helps writers hone their craft, express their creativity, and tell their stories. find classes and workshops, and connect with other writers at storystudiochicago.org.



books by kirstin chen:

counterfeit

bury what we cannot take

soy sauce for beginners

other books and music mentioned in this episode:

doctor zhivago, by boris pasternak

my brilliant friend, by elena ferrante

forbidden city, by vanessa hua





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instagram: @kirstinchen

twitter: @kirstin_chen

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