Happy Birthday or Whatever

Happy Birthday or Whatever

Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of short autobiographical works by a Korean-American daughter of immigrant parents describes her fractious relationship with her demanding mother, her struggles with balancing the dynamics of two very different cultures, and her efforts to overcome financial hardships while pursuing an education. Original. 40,000 first printing.

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Meet Annie Choi. She fears cable cars and refuses to eat anything that casts a shadow. Her brother thinks chicken is a vegetable. Her father occasionally starts fires at work. Her mother collects Jesus trading cards and wears plaid like it's a job. No matter how hard Annie and her family try to understand one another, they often come up hilariously short.

But in the midst of a family crisis, Annie comes to realize that the only way to survive one another is to stick together . . . as difficult as that might be. Annie Choi's Happy Birthday or Whatever is a sidesplitting, eye-opening, and transcendent tale of coping with an infuriating, demanding, but ultimately loving Korean family.



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Short autobiographical works by a Korean-American daughter of immigrant parents describes her fractious relationship with her demanding mother, her struggles with balancing the dynamics of two very different cultures, and her efforts to overcome financial hardships while pursuing an education.

Publisher: New York : Harper, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061132223
0061132225
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 21 cm

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lhkara Sep 06, 2012

Hilarious. You don't have to be Korean to recognize your own family in this book.

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