BITING THE HAND by Julia Lee, read by Julia Lee

Behind the Mic with AudioFile Magazine

10-05-2023 • 7 mins

Julia Lee performs her new essay collection that explores the complex lived reality of being the child of working class Korean immigrants in California. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Kendra Winchester discuss Lee’s emotional performance of the audiobook. During the 1992 riots in her hometown of Los Angeles, Lee had a front-row seat to the horrors of white supremacy. As she attends college and moves on to grad school, she has her own racial reckoning as she examines her complicity in America’s racial hierarchy. Lee communicates all of her anger and frustrations at the racism she experiences and sees around her. Read the full review of the audiobook on AudioFile’s website. Published by Macmillan Audio. Find more audiobook recommendations at Support for AudioFile’s Behind the Mic podcast comes from Visit for three free audiobooks with a trial. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit