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Year of the Tiger by Alice Wong
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Sep 06, 2022 | ISBN 9780593315392

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ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Ms. Magazine, Electric Lit

“Alice Wong provides deep truths in this fun and deceptively easy read about her survival in this hectic and ableist society. I would like to imagine this memoir as required reading for our fellow earthlings. From start to finish I felt I was spending a week with an old friend, grateful for the work she has done, inviting us to be more aware and have conversations about disability justice. Read this book. You will be farther ahead as a person and ally to the disability community, which is essentially learning to be your own ally. In sickness and in health. Thank you, Alice.”
—Selma Blair, bestselling author of Mean Baby

Year of the Tiger is a ferocious, fun adventure in the style of my favorite fanzines of the ’90s. Alice Wong is one of our foremost disability advocates, and yet this book isn’t only about disability, though it discusses disability with frankness and humor; more importantly, it’s not about ‘overcoming’ a condition. This book is about a colorful life lived alongside disability—a full life. This memoir is a must-read.”
—Esmé Weijun Wang, author of The Collected Schizophrenias

“An expansive and maximalist self-portrait of a person who I look up to with all my heart. Alice Wong’s memoir is hundreds of different pieces of her that come together poignantly to illuminate the crackling, bombastic, and deeply thoughtful artist and activist she is. Year of the Tiger deftly avoids the trappings of traditional memoir to create a new form—ferocious, boundary-breaking, and brilliant—that is completely unique to her and all her triumphant work.”
—Jonny Sun, New York Times bestselling author of Goodbye, again and everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too

“From its first pages, Year of the Tiger embodies rebellion and defies expectation. Alice’s tenacity and winking mischievousness make her a pleasure to read—this book is empowering, thought-provoking and an enthusiastic call to action. Her absolute confidence and creative devotion to herself, her safety, and most importantly, her joy . . . it’s truly exhilarating.”
Stephanie Foo, author of What My Bones Know


“Stunning. . . . [Wong] sprinkles in dry humor and is adept at balancing compassion with flashes of rage. The combination of memoir, manifesto, scrapbook, confession, and rousing call to action make for a winning mix. This one’s tough to forget.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Wong’s collection provides a truly multidimensional portrait of a disabled writer effectively fighting the tendency of able-bodied people to treat the disability community as a monolith, an idea the author effectively deconstructs throughout the book. Not just beautifully written, the book is formally innovative, incorporating fiction (most notably, science fiction) and illustrated elements that are both profoundly insightful and consistently creative. Wong’s grasp of social justice issues is as impressive as her ability to explain complex ideas clearly, passionately, and often humorously. . . . A stunningly innovative, compulsively readable hybrid of memoir, cultural criticism, and social activism.”
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“An imaginative and insightful memoir. . . . Written in a refreshingly frank and honest manner, Wong explores communal joy, grief, and rage and carves out a space for all people to be in conversation with one another. . . . An essential read for anyone with an interest in accessible futures, community building, and social justice.”
—Zhui Ning Chang, Library Journal


“Essential.”
—Karla J. Strand, Ms. Magazine

“Phenomenal.”
—R.O. Kwon, Electric Lit, “62 Books by Women of Color to Read in 2022”

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