“If I Had Your Face”: Auditioning for My Own Novel’s Audiobook

“If I Had Your Face,” released April 21, is Frances Cha’s debut novel set in contemporary Seoul, Korea, about four young women making their way in a world defined by impossible standards of beauty, after-hours room salons catering to wealthy men, ruthless social hierarchies and K-pop mania. Cha shares the story of recording her audiobook in the middle of a pandemic—followed by audio excerpts from the book, each about two minutes long.

“The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness” Gives Voice to Women Suffering Chronic Pain

Twenty percent of the adult population in the U.S. suffer from chronic pain, and this pain typically will affect women more than men. My pursuit of a diagnosis and cure for my own illness became “The Lady’s Handbook for Her Mysterious Illness,” a memoir with a mission: to help the millions of women who suffer from unnamed or misunderstood conditions.

The “Confidence Gap” Isn’t Holding Back Women in Film—the Industry Is

We women are trying to succeed in a system that at a cellular level was not built for us. To transform that system away from promoting the elevation of white men to the exclusion of virtually everyone else would require a concerted, sustained and radical effort to disrupt long-standing mechanisms. It would require visionary leadership to strongly, with courage and an intolerance for excuses, implement a new way forward.