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Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir
by Eddie Huang | Biographies & Memoirs
Registered by AlterEgoZoe of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on 12/11/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by AlterEgoZoe from Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, December 11, 2016

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Assimilating ain’t easy. Eddie Huang was raised by a wild family of FOB (“fresh off the boat”) immigrants—his father a cocksure restaurateur with a dark past back in Taiwan, his mother a fierce protector and constant threat. Young Eddie tried his hand at everything mainstream America threw his way, from white Jesus to macaroni and cheese, but finally found his home as leader of a rainbow coalition of lost boys up to no good: skate punks, dealers, hip-hop junkies, and sneaker freaks. This is the story of a Chinese-American kid in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his way through America’s deviant subcultures, trying to find himself, ten thousand miles from his legacy and anchored only by his conflicted love for his family and his passion for food. Funny, moving, and stylistically inventive, Fresh Off the Boat is more than a radical reimagining of the immigrant memoir—it’s the exhilarating story of every American outsider who finds his destiny in the margins. 


Journal Entry 2 by AlterEgoZoe at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, August 04, 2017

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Released 1 yr ago (8/3/2017 UTC) at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania USA

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Went into the Far East bookbox 


Journal Entry 3 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, October 15, 2017

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Not sure if I'll like this but I'll give it a shot.

Gratefully claimed from AlterEgoZoe's Far East/Asian bookbox


Journal Entry 4 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 06, 2018

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I was hoping to read this book, eventually, but I need to downsize drastically so it will be looking for a new reader. Happy travels, book! 


Journal Entry 5 by winghyphen8wing at Hawaii Book & Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, May 06, 2018

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Released 3 mos ago (5/6/2018 UTC) at Hawaii Book & Music Festival in Honolulu, Hawaii USA

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Sunday, May 06, 2018: released somewhere on the Civic Center grounds during the HBMF. (Larger photo here.)

Released for Secretariat's 2018 NJABBIC Challenge (week 18: boats/ships) and Davros-10's 2018 TV Challenge.

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