The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Sep 1, 2010 - Social Science - 224 pages
887 Reviews
A Chinese American woman tells of the Chinese myths, family stories and events of her California childhood that have shaped her identity.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Woman Warrior

User Review  - Goodreads

i don't know if i'll ever find a nonfiction text that i actually like, it's just not my thing. but this was a close hit. would i have read it if it hadn't been assigned for class? probably not. but i'm glad i read it anyways. Read full review

Review: The Woman Warrior

User Review  - Goodreads

Not adding much to the conversation, Maxine. Repeated tropes get old. Read full review

Other editions - View all

About the author (2010)

Maxine Hong Kingston, Senior Lecturer for Creative Writing at the University of California, Berkeley, delivered the 2000 William E. Massey Lectures at Harvard, on which this book is based. For her memoirs and fiction, The Woman Warrior, China Men, Tripmaster Monkey, and Hawaii One Summer, Kingston has earned numerous awards, among them the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction, the Pen West Award for Fiction, an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and a National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as the rare title of "Living Treasure of Hawai'i." In addition, The Fifth Book of Peace will be published in the Spring of 2003.

Bibliographic information