The Fortune Cookie Chronicles

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  • Archive for June 15th, 2008

    Fortune Cookie Chronicles as a QPB “Main Selection”

    Sunday, June 15th, 2008

    I heard from my publisher this week: Quality Paperback, an affiliate of Book of the Month Club, decided to use Fortune Cookie Chronicles as the Main Selection as opposed to (I think) just a regular or alternate selection. They are going to issue an early paperback (will this look like the permanent paperback?) Suddenly I […]

    Dim sum and Fortune Cookie Chronicles, June 22, 5 p.m. at Dim Sum Go Go

    Sunday, June 15th, 2008

    This is a cool even, put together by the ever organized Calvin Chen and the UPenn Asian American alumni group. (Love the invite!) June 22, 5 pm Dim Sum Go Go @ 5 East Broadway in Chinatown $20 for dim sum and fortune cookie book talk rsvp to

    Even more on the Baghdad Chinese restaurant

    Sunday, June 15th, 2008

    The AFP’s Benjamin Morgan writes a story on the Chinese restaurant in Baghdad confronting violence. It makes $40-$50 a ady. Modest by American standards, but 4 to 5x to what the co-owner was making back in China. There is endless fascination on this topic of Chinese food in Baghdad, including Craig Smith’s 2005 story for […]