East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres

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Heyday, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 169 pages
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The award-winning author of Perfume Dreams and star of the 2004 documentary My Journey Home explores the unexpected consequences of the Vietnamese diaspora in 21 personal essays that explore topics ranging from cuisines and martial arts to sex and self-esteem.
  

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Review: East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres

User Review  - Eva - Goodreads

Andrew Lam writes beautifully about contemporary Asian America as well as the upheavals he experiences as a young refugee from the Vietnam War. Some of the essays about pop culture are already dated ... Read full review

Review: East Eats West: Writing in Two Hemispheres

User Review  - Rkutler - Goodreads

Essays on East/West culture in the modern world. Andrew Lam is a fabulous writer and broadcaster. San Franciscans will particularly enjoy his chapter on Food in the City. Read full review

Contents

Wild Wild East
13
Waterloo
33
Who Will Light Incense?
69
In Search of Hermes Belt
89
Tragedy and the New American Childhood
107
Phonetics
123
Buddha and Ancestral Spirits in Suburbia
139
Letters from a Younger Brother
159
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About the author (2010)

He has contirbuted to newspapers and magazines across the country from the New York Times to the Chicago Tribune. He is also the co-founder of ne California Media.

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