Everything you need to understand or teach Dear Friend, From My Life I Write to You in Your Life by Yiyun Li.
Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life is a memoir by Yiyun Li. The narrative primarily explores a two-year period in the author's life in which she battled suicidal depression and was twice hospitalized. The narrative also flashes back several times to her childhood and youth growing up in Beijing as well as some of her major life transitions: from China to American, from scientist to writer. Li navigates her narrative with discussion and analysis of other writers' works such as Katherine Mansfield, William Trevor, Stefan Zweig, and many more. Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life explores themes of autobiography, suicide, melodrama, literature, and language.