Why We Swim with author Bonnie Tsui
June 9, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:30PM
Join us as we host journalist and author Bonnie Tsui as she shares stories from her recent book, Why We Swim. Her book details the evolution of human swimming from learning for survival to testing our limits, highlights swimmers from around the world. Tsui offers an immersive and unforgettable perspective on swimming—and of human behavior itself.
Bonnie Tsui is a journalist and the author of WHY WE SWIM, a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, a TIME Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020, an NPR Best Book of 2020, and a Los Angeles Times and Boston Globe bestseller. It is currently being translated into six languages. Her first children’s book, SARAH AND THE BIG WAVE, about the first woman to surf Mavericks, will be published in May 2021. She lives, swims, and surfs in the Bay Area.
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