Book Reviews of Buddha Baby

Buddha Baby
Buddha Baby
Author: Kim Wong Keltner
ISBN-13: 9780060753221
ISBN-10: 0060753226
Publication Date: 9/1/2005
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Avon Trade
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 5
Doesn't have the pizazz of Keltner's first book, _The Dim Sum of All Things_, but this one does make a valiant effort of continuing the story of Lindsey Owyang and her life and love(s). Partially what makes this book so funny is that her fiance works for a militant Vegan magazine and the people running it are *nuts*! I'm Vegan too, but I'm not about to try and sniff out meat on someone else's breath for accusatory reasons.
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Cute, fast, no "brainer" type of read.
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Book Description From Amazon

Want to learn a thing or two about a young Chinese-American woman with a penchant for Hello Kitty toys, who could be found squeezing into jeans at Old Navy while being asked for detailed explanations of Yo-Yo Ma's success?

Then get ready for:

WHO
Lindsey Owyang, raised on Spaghetti-O's and Aaron Spelling productions

WHAT
Her Secret Asian Man finally proposes!

WHERE
Springtime in San Francisco and it's raining stone cold foxes

HOW
Lindsey wants to make her peace with Chinatown & country, but will a crotchety Chinese grandmother stand in her way?

WHY
Because she never expected her hottie crush from sixth grade to show up now ...

As Lindsey continues her quest for identity, family secrets, and true love, will she find double happiness, or will she be tempted by one last lion dance with a stranger? Ultimately, Lindsey realizes that Chinese girls really wanna have chow fun.



About the Author

In the fourth grade, Kim Wong Keltner won a cutthroat spelling bee, which encouraged her aspirations as a writer. Over the years, she honed her ear for dialogue by listening to elderly Chinese women dish dirt over endless games of mahjong. She met her husband at a Chaucer seminar when she stretched out her hand and said, "Come with me if you want to live." They now reside in San Francisco's Sunset District, where all the other Chinese people live.