The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for April 23rd, 2008

    Hull House: Where Eleanor Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, W.E.B. Dubois have all tread

    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

    Last week I got to speak in the Dining Hall of the Jane Addams Hull-House Museum in Chicago (at the invitation of Lisa Yun Lee). This was a room that W.E.B ├é┬áDubois, Ida B. Wells, Upton Sinclair, Gertrude Stein, Eleanor Roosevelt, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Carl Sandburg have all spoken in. Very historic. So it was […]

    Boston Globe: “revelations come fast and frequent”

    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

    Wow. They are still running reviews of my book(!). The Boston Globe today printed its review by Ralph Ranalli. Interesting that he is astute to point out that Chinese food has “a veritable buffet of cheap metaphors” (I will note many of which have been used by headine writers (egg drop scoop, lo mein street, […]

    Largehearted Boy: A soundtrack for Fortune Cookie Chronicles

    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008

    I was invited by David Gutowski to participate in his Book Notes series on the music&lit blog, Largehearted Boy (note the cute logo someone designed for him!) And amazingly he has compiled the most comprehensive list ever of my reviews and interviews. So when he first invited me after hearing about his book, I checked […]