- Hardcover: 288 pages
- Publisher: Spiegel & Grau (Jan. 29 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0679644881
- ISBN-13: 978-0679644880
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.5 x 24.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #258,292 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir Hardcover – Jan 29 2013
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Praise for Fresh Off the Boat
“Brash and funny . . . outrageous, courageous, moving, ironic and true.”—New York Times Book Review
“Mercilessly funny and provocative, Fresh Off the Boat is also a serious piece of work. Eddie Huang is hunting nothing less than Big Game here. He does everything with style.”—Anthony Bourdain
“Bawdy and frequently hilarious . . . a surprisingly sophisticated memoir about race and assimilation in America . . . as much James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan . . . rowdy [and] vital . . . It’s a book about fitting in by not fitting in at all.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
“Uproariously funny . . . emotionally honest.”—Chicago Tribune
“Huang is a fearless raconteur. [His] writing is at once hilarious and provocative; his incisive wit pulls through like a perfect plate of dan dan noodles.”—Interview
“Although writing a memoir is an audacious act for a thirty-year-old, it is not nearly as audacious as some of the things Huang did and survived even earlier. . . . Whatever he ends up doing, you can be sure it won’t look or sound like anything that’s come before. A single, kinetic passage from Fresh Off the Boat . . . is all you need to get that straight.”—Bookforum
About the Author
Eddie Huang is the proprietor of Baohaus. He hosts “Fresh Off the Boat” for VICE TV, hosted Cheap Bites for the Cooking Channel, and co-hosted episodes of Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover. He’s written for Eater.com, The New York Observer, Grantland, and his own popular blog. He lives in New York City.See all Product description
Top Customer Reviews
We realize there is value to the story of Eddie's struggles, and for those who want to read what came across as, at least to us, as an honest but amateur and strangely chaotic biography, complete with mature situations and language, this may be the book for you. If you're looking for lighthearted, sanitized, family-friendly humour, watch the show instead.
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Irreverent and very true.Read more