January 17, 2022

Xiran Jay Zhao Auctions Signed Book They Sat On and Raises Over $1,000

Xiran Jay Zhao, author of the New York Times bestselling YA sci fi book Iron Widow, is well known for their social media presence, particular on TikTok. On January 8th, they posted a TikTok of themselves sitting on a “throne” made of copies of Iron Widow. Soon, they began receiving comments joking about wanting to own one of the copies they sat on. Zhao began to notice this trend: “Then I saw the same sentiment expressed multiple times across my social media platforms. That was when I was all ‘OH NO, Y’ALL NEED JESUS.’ But at the same time, I...

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