Author: Cathy Park Hong

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A Memoir in Essays: Minor Feelings

June 10, 2020 Uncategorized 4 ★★★★

A Memoir in Essays: Minor FeelingsTitle: Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning
Author: Cathy Park Hong
Source: Library
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Rating:four-stars

Summary: A great essay collection, blending memoir with thoughtful social critiques.

“Asian Americans inhabit a purgatorial status: neither white enough nor black enough, unmentioned in most conversations about racial identity. In the popular imagination, Asian Americans are all high-achieving professionals. But in reality, this is the most economically divided group in the country, a tenuous alliance of people with roots from South Asia to East Asia to the Pacific Islands, from tech millionaires to service industry laborers. How do we speak honestly about the Asian American condition—if such a thing exists?” (source) Read more »

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