Gong Hyo-jin publishes environmental essays
Gong Hyo-jin (Pasta) joins the ranks of actor-authors by publishing an essay book, which will be released this month.
The collection is called Gong Book [공책], which is a play on her own surname and the word for “notebook,” and is themed around environmental topics. In it, Gong discusses her interest and thoughts about the environment, her everyday life, and personal insights.
She explained, “I’m not an environmental specialist, and compared to environmental activists I’m just a baby who’s barely taken her first step. What I want to say in this book is that even imperfect, little things, when if they’re done together with greater numbers, they can achieve great things. And that I may be imperfect, but the things I worry about and try to put into practice are things I want to do with more people. I wanted to talk about these things frankly.”
I… can’t say anything nice about the book cover, so I won’t say anything at all. But props to Gong for tackling at timely topic with her project. A lot of times these actor books seem like vanity projects — no judgment, just pointing out that they are often diary-like affairs about their personal lives, which can be a lot of fun for the actors’ fans, I’m sure. But I also appreciate when they have other things to say.
Gong’s book will be published on December 13.