Not A Self-help Book

Not A Self-help Book

The Misadventures of Marty Wu

Book - 2016
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Marty Wu, compulsive reader of advice manuals, is easily flustered. She'd like to come across as poised and professional, but she trips over her own feet, spills coffee on her boss, blurts out things she's not supposed to say. The bulk of her brain matter, she decides, consists of gerbils "spinning madly in alternating directions." With a job she longs to quit and a formidable mother who's impossible to please, Marty ricochets between the stress of New York and the warmth of extended family in Taiwan. In a diary brimming with bi-cultural wisecracks, Marty confides her anxieties and frustrations, her pipe dream to open a boutique costume shop, and her discovery of family secrets old and new.
Publisher: Albany, New York : Shade Mountain Press, [2016]
ISBN: 9780991355587
099135558X
Branch Call Number: FIC LAI, YI
Characteristics: 207 pages ; 22 cm

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Jun 09, 2016

DO NOT BE FOOLED by the book description which starts off with "Asian and Asian American Studies." Wha?? This book features a zany heroine dealing with modern life. If you loved Bridget Jones Diary, this is for you. It is not a self-help book, and it is also not an ethnographic treatise on Taiwanese American culture. Misadventure! Foibles, lots and lots of foibles! Read only if you want to laugh and hug your best friend, because that's what this book makes me wanna do. See the write-up on Book Riot! http://bookriot.com/2016/06/16/9-small-press-books-to-read-in-june/

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