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The Resource Fresh off the boat : a memoir, Eddie Huang

Fresh off the boat : a memoir, Eddie Huang

Label
Fresh off the boat : a memoir
Title
Fresh off the boat
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Eddie Huang
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The author is the thirty-year-old proprietor of Baohaus, the hot East Village hangout where foodies, stoners, and students come to stuff their faces with delicious Taiwanese street food late into the night, and one of the food world's brightest and most controversial young stars. But before he created the perfect home for himself in a small patch of downtown New York, he wandered the American wilderness looking for a place to call his own. He grew up in theme-park America, on a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac in suburban Orlando, Florida raised by a wild family of FOB ("fresh off the boat") hustlers and hysterics from Taiwan. While his father improbably launched a series of successful seafood and steak restaurants, the author burned his way through American culture, defying every "model minority" stereotype along the way. He obsessed over football, fought the all-American boys who called him a chink, partied like a gremlin, sold drugs with his crew, and idolized Tupac. His anchor through it all was food, from making Southern ribs with the Haitian cooks in his dad's restaurant to preparing traditional meals in his mother's kitchen to haunting the midnight markets of Taipei when he was shipped off to the homeland. After misadventures as an unlikely lawyer, street fashion renegade, and stand-up comic, he finally threw everything he loved, past and present, family and food, into his own restaurant, bringing together a legacy stretching back to China and the shards of global culture he had melded into his own identity. This book is the immigrant's story for the twenty-first century; a story of food, family, and the forging of a new notion of what it means to be an American
Summary
A Taiwanese-American rebel restauranteur chronicles his rise to success from his difficult childhood in the American South to his turn as a drug dealer who embraced rap culture and more
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160746
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Huang, Eddie
Dewey number
  • 647.95092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX910.5.H83
LC item number
A3 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Huang, Eddie
  • Restaurateurs
  • Taiwanese Americans
  • Taiwanese Americans
  • Lawyers
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Fresh off the boat : a memoir, Eddie Huang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21030564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780679644897
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012025704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780679644880
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn794359075
  • (OCoLC)794359075
Label
Fresh off the boat : a memoir, Eddie Huang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21030564
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
276 pages
Isbn
9780679644897
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Lccn
2012025704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780679644880
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn794359075
  • (OCoLC)794359075

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