David Chang Is Releasing a Memoir About His Struggles with Depression

updated Nov 14, 2019
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Momofuku chef, restaurateur, and TV host, David Chang, known for his roles on Netflix’s Ugly Delicious and his latest show, Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, has a big project in the works: He’s releasing a memoir next year, which will dig into some personal issues he’s dealt with during his life. Clarkson Potter posted the announcement of the book on their Instagram. It’s going to be called Eat a Peach.

The memoir will cover Chang’s battle with depression and mental health, as well as the hardships he encountered when opening Momofuko in New York City and launching his career. It will include stories of his past that allow the reader to dig deeper into who he is as a person and what he has dealt with on his journey to success, self-discovery, and stardom. “The son of Korean immigrants, Chang will weave memories of his childhood in a devoutly religious home through his troubled path to fame and fatherhood,” as is said in a press release about the news.

Chang has been vocal in the past about his depression, notably when after his friend Anthony Bourdain died from suicide. He also spoke about his own past struggles in an episode of his podcast, The Dave Chang Show, discussing instances of paranoia and self-doubt and how that manifests in depression, but this memoir will dive deeper into his life, creating a string of episodes for us to read. 

His upcoming book, Eat a Peach, will be available in April 2020, so get ready! In the meantime, you can pre-order it now on Amazon