It’s the gift that keeps on giving — many thanks to Instagram’s @cumberjessie for also taking on my Modern Love piece from nine years ago!
In case you missed the second one.
Today I received a notification from an Instagrammer, Joyce (@paperie.pufferies), who is currently taking classes at the School of Visual Arts and chose my story for her own illustrative take. How cool is that?
Folks, this is one of the most amazing things that’s ever happened to me. The Oscar-nominated duo behind last year’s film The Big Sick, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, teamed up to perform my New York Times Modern Love essay. It’s this week’s episode, which is doubly special because it’s Valentine’s Day!
Much thanks to the great people at WBUR (where Modern Love the Podcast is made), especially Caitlin O’Keefe who was gracious and patient as I prattled on during our interview. Also thanks to WBGO for hosting me and providing crystal-clear communication between Newark and Boston. Huge thanks to Dan Jones and The New York Times for publishing my essay in the first place.
Lastly, thank you to my wife Dawn and my mother, who provided the fodder for my essay. 🙂
I missed these two nice mentions before 2015 came to an end:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s BookDragon named Love Love as one of its top 25 of 2015. Here’s what it had to say about it:
Love Love by Sung J. Woo proves that jaw-dropping dysfunction can make for some spectacular Schadenfreude.
Over at The New York Times, they picked a handful of best graphics for their The Year in Illustration list and guess what was there…
Thank you, 2015. You were the gift that kept giving until the very last day.