The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for May 6th, 2008

    Google knows that Jews love Chinese food?

    Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

    This is very odd. I looked up “Fortune Cookie Chronicles” on Google and was pleased that I was advanced enough to get my own little subcategories. It listed my most popular pages: Lee, Photos, About, Chinese food and then…a category called “Jews Love Chinese Food.” . That startled me, because as you see from the […]

    Proquest, the American Library Association, and Fortune Cookies

    Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

    I might be going to speak at an American Library Association conference in Denver next January (yes, Denver in January) on my use of the historical newspaper archives offered by ProQuest. I love ProQuest and even thank them in my acknowledgments. Basically their historical archives were perfect for something like my book — searching for […]

    Phoenix. Why is Chow Mein the Chosen Food of the Chosen People

    Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

    I thought this invite, sent out for my Phoenix event this Sunday, was adorable.