The Manicurist's Daughter Book Tour with Susan Lieu

Join playwright and author Susan Lieu on tour for The Manicurist’s Daughter, an emotionally raw memoir chronicling Lieu’s search for answers after her mother’s unexpected death from a botched tummy tuck. With tremendous wit and candor, Lieu uncovers the truth of her mother, herself, and the impossible ideal of beauty.

“Devastating yet healing, painful yet humorous, epic yet intimate, The Manicurist’s Daughter made my eyes weep yet my heart sing. Susan Lieu astonishes me with her ability to transform pain, fear and anger into healing, freedom and hope. This book is the pathway to peace, an admirable achievement from one of America’s leading diasporic Vietnamese performance artists.” ―Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, international bestselling author of The Mountains Sing, a Dayton Literary Peace Prize finalist, and Dust Child

"With tenacity, wit, and fierce love, Susan Lieu reconstructs the mother she lost – from memory, through detective work, by spirit conjuring…defying all obstacles and naysayers. A high octane roller coaster to healing." ―Thi Bui, author of The Best We Could Do, an American Book Award winner, a National Book Critics Circle finalist, and an Eisner Award finalist

Tuesday, March 12 | New York, NY
Yu & Me Books at New Design High School
350 Grand Street Library (4th Floor), New York, NY 10002
7:00 PM ET
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Wednesday, March 13 | New York, NY
M.M.LaFleur UWS, in conversation with Sarah LaFleur
182 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023
6:00 PM ET
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Friday, March 15 | Winston-Salem, SC
Bookmarks and Foothills Brewing at Footnote Coffee & Cocktails
634 West 4th Street, #STE 120, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
6:30 PM ET
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Tuesday, March 19 | Seattle, WA
Elliott Bay Book Company at Seattle Public Library, in conversation with Daniel Tam-Claiborne
1000 Fourth Ave, Level 1 Auditorium, Seattle, WA 98104
7:00 PM PT
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Friday, March 22 | Santa Rosa, CA
Copperfield’s Books, in conversation with Pamela Lind Devlin
775 Village Ct, Santa Rosa, CA 95405
7:00 PM PT
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Thursday, March 28 | San Francisco, CA
Center for Asian American Media at Great Star Theater
636 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
7:30 PM PT
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Tuesday, April 2 | Cambridge, MA
Harvard Book Store at Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
6:00 PM ET
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Wednesday, April 3 
Reimagine Virtual Candlelight Vigil
6:00 PM MT

Friday, April 5 | Santa Monica, CA
Harvardwood at Zibby's Bookshop, in conversation with Jeff Yang
1113 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90403
6:00 PM PT
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Thursday, April 25 | Garden Grove, CA
Advance Beauty College, in conversation with Elizabeth Ai
10121 Westminster Avenue, Garden Grove, CA 92843
7:00 PM PT
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Tuesday, May 21 | Houston, TX
Asia Society Texas
1370 Southmore Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
7:00 PM CT
More information to come.

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