Stealing Buddha's Dinner : A Memoir (CompactDisc)

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As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for American identity. The glossy branded allure of Pringles, Kit Kats, and Toll House Cookies becomes an ingenious metaphor for Nguyen''s struggle to become a real American.


Publisher Brilliance Corporation
Mfg Part# 9781423391081
SKU 210418808
Format CD
ISBN10 142339108X
Release Date 3/1/2009
From the Publisher
Annotation Bich Minh Nguyen arrived in Michigan from Vietnam when she was a baby, and--living with her father and stepmother--plunged happily into American food and pop culture: Hamburger Helper, Hostess Twinkies, and some of the worst TV shows of the 1970s and ?80s. This memoir details, often hilariously, her attempts to fit into American culture, with a poignant undertone of sadness for the Vietnamese mother who was left behind.
Editors Note A coming-of-age memoir by a Vietnamese American recounts her struggles for an American identity in the pre-politically correct climate of the Midwest and her passion for American food in the face of her family's Buddhist lifestyle.
Product Attributes
Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged / Audio CD - Unabridged
Number of Pages 4
Publisher Brilliance Corporation
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