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Sonya Lea's memoir, Wondering Who You Are, is about her husband’s cancer treatment, through which he lost the memory of their life. Tin House will publish the book in July 2015.

She has won several screenwriting awards, and has placed in the Nicholl Fellowship, an international competition established by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Sonya wrote, directed and produced Every Beautiful Thing, a short film, now going to festivals. She has also written television series for production houses as well as adapted novels for the screen.



"...a memoir as addictive as a thriller...An admirable and heartening story about love, the resilience of marriage and what "in sickness and in health" really means. ~Oprah.com

"In 'Wondering Who You Are,' A Man Wakes Up And Doesn't Know His Wife" ~ NPR WEEKEND EDITION

"In this brave, inspiring memoir she recounts the losses, and what it took to rebuild." ~People, (Smart New Memoirs)

"Her stunning account of his recovery efforts and her willful refusal to give up on marriage to the stranger occupying her husband’s body is fantastically heartfelt and inspiring."~Booklist (Starred Review)

"An engrossing journey of self-discovery and fierce devotion" ~ KIRKUS

"Lea’s account of her loss, and her adjustment to the new man her husband has become, is unflinching..."  ~BBC (Top Ten Books)

"I was carried forward by the linguistic ferocity of a self-proclaimed badass, but also by great empathy for the husband whose medical tragedy lies at the heart of this story..." ~Chicago Tribune

"a quietly wrenching memoir that’s as much about what makes any of us who we are as it is about Lea’s own story." ~Minneapolis Star-Tribune

"With poetic prose and remarkable candor, Lea shares the details of helping her husband regain a sense of purpose...and her own difficult transition" ~Seattle Magazine

"As a reader, she does a remarkable job narrating her heartbreakingly honest memoir. Listeners can hear both joy and despair in her voice as she recalls their early years and current struggles to reach her distant husband. Her prose is elegant, and her reading is heartfelt and professional. This inspiring audio will touch listeners with its compassion and grace." ~Booklist review of audio story

Sonya Lea is a fascinating narrator, by turns vulnerable and fierce, patient and maddened, always devoted. The result is a lyrical, intensely candid meditation on memory, identity and the stories we create for ourselves... ~SHELF AWARENESS

Book Tour

July 9 - Book Launch Party, Hugo HousE

September 11 - Elliott Bay Books

Plus these cities—

July 10 - Private Party, Oakland, CA
July 11 - Belmont Library, Bay Area, CA
July 14 - Books Inc., Berkeley, CA
July 16 - Warwick's, San Diego, CA
July 21 - Powell's Books, Portland, OR
July 25 - Indigo Marine Drive, Vancouver, BC Canada
August 6 - University Bookstore, Mill Creek, WA
August 23 - Owl's Nest, Calgary, AB, Canada
August 27 - YWCA, Banff, AB, Canada

September 16 - Books & Beer, Buffalo, NY

Books by Sonya Lea.

Books by Sonya Lea.

Essays written by Sonya Lea.

Essays written by Sonya Lea.

View all of Sonya Lea's screenplays.

View all of Sonya Lea's screenplays.

Learn more about Sonya Lea's coaching services for writers.

Learn more about Sonya Lea's coaching services for writers.