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Book Review of Paper Daughter : A Memoir

Paper Daughter : A Memoir
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Helpful Score: 1

A somewhat different take on the experience of growing up Chinese-American. This is the true story of a woman who wants to set the record straight; of her journey from racial harassment on the playground and living in the the back room of her parents' Chinese restaurant, to her eventual graduation from Harvard. To quote her introduction: "We didn't sustain ourselves with ancient fables and Confucian proverbs. Instead, we watched Gunsmoke on TV...The adults spent their free time betting on horses..."

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