The Crying Book with Heather Christle and Performance by Gary Motley
Heather Christle, Gary Motley
The Crying Book is a deeply personal tribute to the fascinating strangeness of tears and the unexpected resilience of joy. Why do we cry? How do we cry? Heather Christle has just lost a dear friend to suicide and now must reckon with her own depression and the birth of her first child. As she faces her grief and impending parenthood, she decides to research the act of crying: what it is and why people do it. She researches tear-collecting devices and explores the role white women’s tears play in racist violence. Motley performs Someday Sunday as Christle reads from her first book of nonfiction, The Crying Book.