Canada Reads 2019 author Lindsay Wong on exploring mental health through memoir | Why I Write

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Lindsay Wong’s first book, the memoir The Woo-Woo, is a darkly comic story of her dysfunctional family who blame their woes on ghosts and demons. In the latest episode of the CBC Books’ Why I Write, the debut author talks about why she hopes her book will lead to more discussions about mental illness.

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Ayesha Karim says:

Memoir writing is very cool I did a 18 page memoir as part of a Creative Writing degree program at NJ City University in Jersey City, NJ.

Crissy Sinopole says:

Thanks for sharing, it’s inspiring for a new writer like myself!! NEW SUB 🙋🏻‍♀️ it’s exciting for me to be a part of the #NewCanada

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