Rerun: #390 Bonnie Tsui (April 2020)

Rerun: #390 Bonnie Tsui (April 2020)

Bonnie Tsui is a journalist and the author of Why We Swim.“I am a self-motivated person. I really don’t like being told what to do. I’ve thought about this many times over the last 16 years that I’ve been a full-time freelancer... even though I thought my dream was to always and forever be living in New York, working in publishing, working at a magazine, being an editor, writing. When I was an editor, I kind of hated it. I just didn’t like being chained to a desk.”

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Show notes:


02:00 Why We Swim (Algonquin • 2020)

03:30 American Chinatown: A People's History of Five Neighborhoods (Tsui • Free Press • 2009)

10:30 The Deep (2012)

28:00 "With His Absence, My Artist Father Taught Me the Art of Vanishing" (Catapult • Feb 2019)

41:30 "After Fires, Napa and Sonoma Tourism Industry Is Getting Back on Its Feet" (New York Times • Oct 2017)

44:30 "Child Care: What — and Who — It Takes to Raise a Family" (California Sunday • July 2019)

49:00 "The Break: Female Big-Wave Surfers Prepare to Compete on Mavericks’s 50-Foot Waves for the First Time" (California Sunday • Aug 2018)

50:00 "Meet the Women Who Are Changing What it Means to be a Mom and a Professional Athlete" (Sports Illustrated • Dec 2019)

53:30 "You Are Doing Something Important When You Aren’t Doing Anything" (New York Times • June 2019)

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