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My name is Yi Shun Lai (say “yeeshun” for my first name). I’m a writer and editor, and have been for the entirety of my professional life. I teach in the MFA programs at Bay Path and Southern New Hampshire Universities, and I’m the author of Pin Ups, a memoir (Little Bound Books, 2020) and Not a Self-Help Book: The Misadventures of Marty Wu (Shade Mountain Press, 2016). I write, teach, and speak regularly on communication across the board, from business to literature. Sign up for my newsletter to find out more and to stay in touch!

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Pin Ups is my mini-memoir about my long, ragged love affair with outdoors sports, and what that’s taught me about representation in the outdoors, women’s leadership, and carving out a space for all of us. Order it by clicking below. 

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