Personal Escapes From Daily Anxiety, Political Strife and Childhood Trauma

By Leah Mirakhor

Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations
By Jonny Sun
256 pp. Harper Perennial. $19.99.

Sun’s collection is an almost too-perfect companion to the present anxiety, exhaustion and loneliness wrought by the pandemic. He wrote it while he was supposed to be taking a self-imposed break from his overscheduled life of “productiveness” — as a doctoral candidate, graphic novelist (a.k.a. jomny sun, of “Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too”), screenwriter (on “BoJack Horseman”) and illustrator (of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Gmorning, Gnight!”).

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