Iâ€™m very lucky that I was born into a family of readers. My mom, my emo and I can gab all day about books, parsing out style, point of view, what kind of lit appeals to â€œold peopleâ€ versus young people. My most recent list of recommendations from my emo include:
Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
A Bitter Sweet Season: Caring For Our Aging Parents and Ourselves by Jane Gross
Canâ€™t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? By Roz Chast
Itâ€™s like the grim reaperâ€™s required reading list and it makes me laugh so hard when I read this list to myself. My mom and emo are so bright, intelligent, literary â€“ and so, so very dark. This makes me love my family, love being Korean, where to talk and think about mortality from the day we are born, because, of course, I am right at home with these spectacular ladies. Ugh, my family is the freaking best.