RaveNPRThere\'s something in the way Jonny Sun tells stories that makes you feel like he can see right through you. No matter the medium, he speaks directly to readers, inviting us to intimate conversations on loneliness, belonging and burnout ... Aware of and experienced in goodbyes, the writer course-corrects his energy to the present, to reorient himself in the communities around him ... When he doesn\'t have all the words to tell a story, the multihyphenate blends genres, mixing artistic medium like recipes and illustrations with written word ... Honest and opinionated, Sun feels like your friend. His words never push you in any particular direction but let you dwell in them. From MSN Messenger and jazz music to Tetris, the book considers a variety of topics, so transitioning from one essay to another may require you to step back and reflect on all the big ideas within the span of a few pages. The layout, divided into six parts, allows for the option of taking breaks between any stories, should you need it. It\'s rare that a book will physically accommodate what the writer seeks to accomplish — to provide breathing room for you to sit with loneliness and burnout, even if it means you are temporarily leaving his world to do so ... It isn\'t always apparent that his respective stories are tied to his identities, but every essay in Goodbye, Again is peppered with nuances informed by his constant moves, self-imposed expectations and bittersweet goodbyes, recognizable at first sight to another third culture kid in America. With these reflections, Sun is adept at selecting tidbits that a wider audience can relate to, like feeling misplaced in his childhood home but finding community at a neighborhood restaurant ... if you\'re feeling ready to reach out, try starting with Goodbye, Again. Take my word for it — let Jonny Sun into your life.