A quick, happy, funny, fun read - Amy Tan lite. A total chick book. I learned a lot about Chinese culture, though, and was impressed toward the end with the author's descriptions of China and Chinese customs.
I held my stomach laughing at some of the situations Lindsey (the main character) gets herself into. Poor girl has the world's worst date. Hands down.
An interesting story about a Chinese-American woman caught between her heritage and her attraction to a "white devil" as her family refers to all Caucasian men.
I really enjoyed this book but disagree with those who call it chick-lit. It had its funny moments, but the seriousness of Lindsey's search for her Chinese roots seemed to me the main theme of the story, not her search for romance.
A very cute book about a girl growing up in San Francisco, coming to terms with being American Born Chinese and the balancing act that entails, learning about her family's history through her grandmother, and getting to know and like a guy from work, despite his "Hoarder" characteristics. "Will Lindsay realize that the path to true love lies somewhere between the dim sum and the pepperoni pizza?"
An irreverant, tounge-in-cheek, funny look at a "twinkie" (Her words, not mine) who is Asian on the outside - but, Caucasian princess on the inside coming to grips with her own ethnicity. NOT an angst-filled journey - but, rather, a story related in a laugh-out-loud funny account of one person's journey.
The book offered many so-true stereotypes that I recognized - most especially the "hoarders-of-all-things-Asian" the non-Asian men who had a better knowledge (and appreciation) of Asian culture than the author - but a propensity for collecting Asian
friends/girlfriends etc. Then further explores her realization that while "hoarders" do exist, not all non-Asians with Asian friends are necessarily hoarders.
I am very glad that I read this book - I laughed a lot, and I learned a lot.
I enjoyed this book. It made me laugh out-loud at some of the absurdities of our given cultures. I could relate to Lindsey (the main character). I'm Italian and I find it comical when people think are confused because I don't speak like Rocky Balboa (Yo, Adrian!) and I don't have mob connections. Maybe I should just lie! Are we really like our stereotypes? Kim Wong Keltner pokes fun at her culture and at people who think all Asian little girls should like Hello Kitty.