NOW AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON ABC • “Just may be the best new comedy of [the year] . . . based on restaurateur Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name . . . [a] classic fresh-out-of-water comedy.”—People “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 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS 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. 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 “Uproariously funny . . . emotionally honest.”—Chicago Tribune “Huang is a fearless ra
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Dear Peaches, America is PERFECT! I love it here. I wish you could come visit -- we could go shopping on Market Street and you could meet all my new friends. . . . Okay, so Vicenza isn't being totally honest with Peaches, her best friend back in Manila. But what fun is it being the new girl at snooty Grosvernor High? Or rooting through the Salvation Army for unholey cashmere sweaters? Or having culture-shocked, embarrassingly clueless parents? Maybe being Claude Caligari's ignored geometry partner is sort of fun, but Vicenza would rather be his girlfriend . . . or at least his date to the annual fancy-schmancy Soirée d'Hiver. But Vicenza won't be friendless, fashionless, or "fresh off the boat" for long -- it's only a matter of time before she sees what's right before her eyes and her luck begins to change.
Pacific Underground's groundbreaking play Fresh Off the Boat, written by Oscar Kightley and Simon Small, which examines the tragi-comic trials and tribulations of an immigrant family and their attempts to make sense of their new home -- Samoan life in the Big Smoke -- has been published at long last.
- Author : Terrence Loomis
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1990
- Genre : Alien labor
- Pages : 235
- ISBN : STANFORD:36105034755301
Six Words Fresh Off the Boat marries the phenomenon of Larry Smith's successful Six-Word Memoirs with ABC and 20th Century Fox Television's hit comedy Fresh Off the Boat. The book captures hundreds of takes on the immigration experience, from every-day people as well as world-famous celebrities including Aziz Ansari, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Julianne Moore, Mario Batali, George Takei, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Billy Collins, Junot Díaz, and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. This book will have you thinking in sixes and challenging others to share six words about their lives.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2018
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OCLC:1127562972
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The phrases Fresh off the boat Off the boat or just simply Boat; are terminologies used to describe immigrants that have arrived from a foreign nation and have not yet assimilated into the host nation's culture, language, and behavior. Within some ethnic Asian circles in the United States, the phrase is considered politically incorrect and derogatory. It can also be used to describe the stereotypical behavior of new immigrants as, for example, their poor driving skills, that they are educated yet working low-skilled or unskilled jobs, and their use of broken English. The term originates in the early days of immigration, when people mostly migrated to other countries by ship.
Series covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
F-O-B is a journey of a young Indian girl from her roots in Africa to America, experiencing the jungle of hilarious and sometimes tragic assimilation. Her journey leads her to the plight of exploited immigrant students on H-1 visas, culminating in their exhilarating freedom, while in the process achieving the American Dream.Rushmi was born in India, grew up in Africa and being the “chosen one”, travels to Chicago for college. Rushmi is alone, and creates a variety of relationships with fellow students, the dorm super, college volleyball players, professors and creates a diaspora of Americana around herself. Learning the nuances of American culture, she bumbles through the immigrant experience in college, meeting characters such as “The Penguin”, “King Kong”, “the Walrus” and “Professor Pervert”. Rushmi meets Bobby, the son of a corrupt college professor. Rushmi and Bobby together expose the professors' evil enterprise that exploits immigrant software engineering students. In the process, Rushmi figures out an incredible “Sting”, transforming herself into a tech entrepreneur, simultaneously freeing the immigrant students from their bonded labor. F-O-B is a gripping tale, a timeless and hilarious read that keeps the reader wanting more.YUKTI SINGHKnow more about Yukti by visitingwww.yuktisingh.comor emailing her [email protected]
[The editors's] practice is to place [nontraditional or contemporary] works where they belong, alongside the "classics": to integrate new with old, familiar with unfamiliar, inviting students to discover new works and to see familiar works in new contexts. Thus, [their] goal in this anthology remains what is has been from the start: not just to expand the literary canon, but also to expand the personal canons of both students and instructors ... [The goal is] to encourage students both to appreciate works representing diverse literary subjects, styles, and perspectives and to recognize their own roles in bringing these diverse works into their personal literary canons by reading, reacting to, and writing about them.-Pref.
- Author : Kristine Joyce Ajrouch
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2004
- Genre : Arab Americans
- Pages : 283
- ISBN : UOM:39076002354756
"Like being taken around by a savvy local." —The New York Times "Little fluff and lots of fun." —Boston Globe "Hipper and savvier than other guides." —Diversion magazine Are you tired of cliché-ridden guidebooks packed with promotional fluff? Then move over to the Irreverent Guides—the travel series that no tourist board would dare to recommend. Look inside for the lowdown on: Hotels that make you glad it rains all the time What Seattle envies about Portland, and why Portland wishes it could be more like its northern neighbor Must-see places like the Portland grade school that serves excellent pizza and beer, and the Sleepless in Seattle houseboat Where to rub elbows with Bill Gates, Paul Allen, and their minions of Microsoft millionaires How to dress down to fit in with the "Aggressively Plain" Northwest fashion scene And much more! Frommer's. The Name You Can Trust. Find us online at www.frommers.com
A collection of stories by an array of authors, such as Tony d'Souza, Luis Alfaro, Nathan Englander, and Samrat Upadhyay, among others, discusses the diverse challenges, cultural clashes, and wonderful joys people have experienced as newcomers to a foreign land. Original.
This guide brings travelers the best of 35 communities along the 700-mile coast of Oregon and Washington, including stops in Coos Bay, Yachats, Port Angeles, and Olympic National Park.
The Heath Anthology of American Literature Late nineteenth century 1865 1910 modern period 1910 1945 contemporary period 1945 to present
- Author : Paul Lauter
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1990
- Genre : American literature
- Pages : 5550
- ISBN : UOM:39076001292684