The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for April 21st, 2008

    So what kind of jerky is this.

    Monday, April 21st, 2008

    This is a picture of some kind of jerky in a Guangzhou market by a photographer named Charlie Grosso (“a Chinese American woman with a male Italian name” or as she put it in her offer to buy me a drink in Los Angeles “I am a Chinese girl much like yourself so this is […]

    Mao, made out of hundreds of fortune cookies

    Monday, April 21st, 2008

    Benjamin Wallace (author of the forthcoming book The Billionaire’s Vinegar) passed me this amazing artwork by Robert Deckey (his artist brother-in-law who apparently doesn’t have a Web site that I can dig out) — a portrait of Mao Zedong made out of hundreds of fortune cookies. Here is some promotional information from his 2007 collection. […]

    Madison Square Park (not Garden), Thursday July 17 @ 6:30 p.m.

    Monday, April 21st, 2008

    Just confirmed this new talk: I’ll be presenting the The Fortune Cookie Chronicles for 20-25 minutes as part of the Madison Square Reads outdoor program in Madison Square Park (5th Avenue and 23rd Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m. The program, which will last 60 minutes, features two authors of books […]