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Crying in the Bathroom

By: Erika L. Sánchez
Narrated by: Erika L. Sánchez
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Publisher's Summary

“Equal parts pee-your-pants hilarity and break your heart poignancy—like the perfect brunch date you never want to end!"—America Ferrera, Emmy award-winning actress in Ugly Betty

From the New York Times bestselling author of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, an utterly original memoir-in-essays that is as deeply moving as it is hilarious

Growing up as the daughter of Mexican immigrants in Chicago in the nineties, Erika Sánchez was a self-described pariah, misfit, and disappointment—a foul-mouthed, melancholic rabble-rouser who painted her nails black but also loved comedy, often laughing so hard with her friends that she had to leave her school classroom. Twenty-five years later, she’s now an award-winning novelist, poet, and essayist, but she’s still got an irrepressible laugh, an acerbic wit, and singular powers of perception about the world around her.

In these essays, Sánchez writes about everything from sex to white feminism to debilitating depression, revealing an interior life rich with ideas, self-awareness, and perception. Raunchy, insightful, unapologetic, and brutally honest, Crying in the Bathroom is Sánchez at her best—a book that will make you feel that post-confessional high that comes from talking for hours with your best friend.

©2022 Erika Sánchez (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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Loooved this book

This book is hilarious and poignant, very thought and emotion provoking as well. I loved it!

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Couldn’t wait to listen to

Although I respect everyone’s truth. It fell short for me. Some of it sounded like repetitive whining. I also thought some of the things said were contradictory at times.

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Honest and genuine

I absolutely love the work by Erika Sánchez. This book just like her “I’m not your perfect Mexican daughter” touches home on so many levels. As a Latina I can relate to the complexities on navigating life in the US and having family back home. The feeling of not fully belonging on either side and struggling with identity.

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Great story but it could've been narrated better

I thought the author sometimes sounded as if she were reading the words for the first time. Lots of big words when simpler ones would've sufficed.

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Masterpiece

WOW, what an extraordinary, vulnerable, piece that makes me wish Erika was my real life beat friend.

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Strong Story But Hard To Listen

I want to start out by saying I enjoyed the story very much. It is powerful and I identified with a lot of it. My only critique was that the cadence sometimes was a bit hard to follow. There was weird pausing at times that I had to go back and listen again to make sure I grasped it all.

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Funny, fun, raw, deep, emotional and relatable

I had the pleasure of attending a reading and book signing with the author. She is such an intelligent, funny, honest, and complex person. I also think that many immigrant women or daughters of immigrants will relate to some aspects of her experience being “from neither here nor there.” No topic is off the table and the reader better be open to perspectives on sexism, racism, colorism, religion or lack thereof, sexuality, mental illness and resilience. I laughed, I cried, I pondered, and I bought the hard copy of the book because I will definitely be reading this again.

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Disappointed

After reading I am not your perfect Mexican daughter, this was quite disappointing. I was hoping, as myself being a first generation Mexican American woman, to relate with Erika. But this book was filled with stereotypes and she took every opportunity to bash others, especially of people who are not of color. Don't waste your time.

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I cried, laughed and connected

It was so hard to stop listening to her deep and honest revelations. I love how real and grounded she is. Erika made me feel connected to her and myself. I admired her before, but now I want to be a chingona like her.

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An expansive life

I will remember most her vulnerability. She simply enters your mind and brings you along to a better comprehension of poverty, racism, clinical depression, and the lifesaving power of art and love.