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The Dim Sum of All Things
The Dim Sum of All Things
Author: Kim Wong Keltner
Have you ever wondered:
  • Why Asians love "Hello Kitty"?
  • What the tattooed Chinese characters really say?
  • How to achieve feng shui for optimum make-out sessions?
  • Where Asian cuties meet the white guys who love them?
  • Then you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll realize this book is better than...  more »
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    ISBN-13: 9780060560751
    ISBN-10: 0060560754
    Publication Date: 1/2004
    Pages: 352
    • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

    3.4 stars, based on 67 ratings
    Publisher: Avon Trade
    Book Type: Paperback
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    Leigh avatar reviewed The Dim Sum of All Things on + 377 more book reviews
    Helpful Score: 7
    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.
    Breninithaca avatar reviewed The Dim Sum of All Things on + 376 more book reviews
    Helpful Score: 3
    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.
    reviewed The Dim Sum of All Things on + 296 more book reviews
    Helpful Score: 2
    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?"
    tennesseejudy avatar reviewed The Dim Sum of All Things on + 28 more book reviews
    Helpful Score: 2
    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.
    luluinphilly avatar reviewed The Dim Sum of All Things on + 367 more book reviews
    Helpful Score: 2
    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.
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    reviewed The Dim Sum of All Things on + 2 more book reviews
    This book is a fun little romp with a Lindsey Owyang, a Chinese American girl who grew up in SF Chinatown. She suffers the trial and tribulation (and joys) of work, dating white guys, Asian guys, friends, family, and city life. If you are interested in Asian culture it is a fun read, you get to see the main character's perspective on life and her own conflicts with her heritage and fitting in with her Chinese kin while really feeling like a typical white girl on the inside. Dim Sum of all things is amusing most of the time and sometimes touching as well.

    I actually read the second book 'Buddha Baby' before I found this book and I still think I liked the second book more than the first one. I would recommend that as a great read even if you never read Dim Sum.
    EphemeralIsis avatar reviewed The Dim Sum of All Things on + 3 more book reviews
    Very cute book, makes you appreciate and think about your own heritage.
    CocoCee avatar reviewed The Dim Sum of All Things on + 404 more book reviews
    Chinese American coming of age story. Very cute, like Hello Kitty!


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