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Not a Self-help Book : The Misadventures of Marty Wu (Paperback) (Yi Shun Lai)

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Fiction. Asian & Asian American Studies. Marty Wu, compulsive reader of advice manuals, is easily flustered. She'd like to come across as poised and professional, but she trips over her own feet, spills coffee on her boss, blurts out things she's not supposed to say. The bulk of her brain matter, she decides, consists of gerbils "spinning madly in alternating directions." With a job she longs to quit and a formidable mother who's impossible to please, Marty ricochets between the stress of New York and the warmth of extended family in Taiwan. In a diary brimming with bi-cultural wisecracks, Marty confides her anxieties and frustrations, her pipe dream to open a boutique costume shop, and her discovery of family secrets old and new."A breezy and charming tale ... Anyone who's grown up immersed in a profoundly rich old-world culture and feels its constant pull will commiserate—and be entertained."—Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan, author ofA Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family
Number of Pages: 207
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Small Pr Distribution
Author: Yi Shun Lai
Language: English
Street Date: May 6, 2016
TCIN: 51197262
UPC: 9780991355587
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-5387
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