Everything I learned, I learned in a Chinese restaurant : a memoir
(Playaway)

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Published
Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
Format
Playaway
ISBN
9781668643020, 1668643022
Status
Hopkinton Public Library - Adult
PLAYAWAY FIC CHIN
1 available

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Hopkinton Public Library - AdultPLAYAWAY FIC CHINAvailable
LocationCall NumberStatus
Mendon Taft Public Library - AdultA PLAY B CHIAvailable
Milford Town Library - AdultPLAYAWAY B CHIN, CAvailable

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Published
Solon, Ohio : Playaway Products, LLC, [2023].
Physical Desc
1 audio media player (08:12:28) : digital, HD audio ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9781668643020, 1668643022

Notes

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Release date supplied by publisher.
General Note
Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
General Note
One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for listening.
General Note
Previously released by Hachette Audio.
Participants/Performers
Read by Curtis Chin.
Description
This "vivid, moving, funny, and heartfelt" memoir tells the story of Curtis Chins time growing up as a gay Chinese American kid in 1980s Detroit (Lisa Ko, author of The Leavers).Nineteen eighties Detroit was a volatile place to live, but above the fray stood a safe haven: Chungs Cantonese Cuisine, where anyone--from the citys first Black mayor to the local drag queens, from a big-time Hollywood star to elderly Jewish couples--could sit down for a warm, home-cooked meal. Here was where, beneath a bright-red awning and surrounded by his multigenerational family, filmmaker and activist Curtis Chin came of age; where he learned to embrace his identity as a gay ABC, or American-born Chinese; where he navigated the divided citys spiraling misfortunes; and where--between helpings of almond boneless chicken, sweet-and-sour pork, and some of his own, less-savory culinary concoctions--he realized just how much he had to offer to the world, to his beloved family, and to himself. Served up by the cofounder of the Asian American Writers Workshop and structured around the very menu that graced the tables of Chungs, Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant is both a memoir and an invitation: to step inside one boys childhood oasis, scoot into a vinyl booth, and grow up with him--and perhaps even share something off the secret menu.
Target Audience
Adult.

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