lisa's reviews

Reading is the only thing in the world I am good at. A lifetime of reading, fifteen years of working in bookstores, and libraries, and an obsession with the written word makes me qualified enough to talk someone's ear off about books.  Now I am getting more ARCs than I have room for in the house.  Let me get back to reading them!

Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir - Eddie Huang At a first look this is a book about a loudmouthed man growing up in America, with a bunch of other loud men. But digging deeper, this is a story of boy coming of age in the 90's, the same time as me. Eddie Huang won me over with his pure love of hip-hop. YESSS!!!! I also remember the day Tupac died, the first time I heard The Chronic, Wu Tang Clan, and Bone Thugs, and listening to Digable Planets, Mos Def, and A Tribe Called Quest in my room late at night. His views on race and identity are interesting, his dialogues are hilarious, and I ended up tearing through this book in two days.