The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for March 12th, 2008

    Jeff Yang: on books and babies.

    Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

    Jeff Yang, the founder of A. Magazine and a columist for, has a piece interweaving The Fortune Cookie Chronicles and raising his sons. We had an hour-long interview before I ran out for a TV shoot on Saturday where he told me he liked my book. I was like, if there is one person […]

    Now 40% off on Amazon

    Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

    Not sure why, but Amazon just upped the discount on The Fortune Cookie Chronicles from 34% to 40%.

    Salon: “An attitude of amused observation, obsessive reporting, anthropological curiosity”

    Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

    Nina Lalli does a Q&A with me for Salon, which was picked up on the front page of Yahoo! How the fortune cookie crumbles Is Chinese food as American as apple pie? Jennifer 8. Lee discusses the strange evolution of everyone’s favorite ethnic food. By Nina Lalli Mar. 11, 2008 | As a teenager, New […]

    Boston Globe: An author’s quest for identity.

    Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

    Emily Schwab writes a lovely piece today in The Boston Globe about me and my quest for identity through Chinese food. I met with Emily last November during my pre-pub tour at Changsho in Cambridge and we had a lovely time. So this is one of the longest pieces in development on this book.