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By Eddie Huang

NOW AN unique sequence ON ABC • “Just could be the most sensible new comedy of [the yr] . . . according to restaurateur Eddie Huang’s memoir of a similar identify . . . [a] vintage fresh-out-of-water comedy.”—People
“Bawdy and often hilarious . . . an incredibly refined memoir approximately race and assimilation in the US . . . as a lot James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan . . . rowdy [and] important . . . It’s a booklet approximately becoming in by means of no longer becoming in at all.”—Dwight Garner, The New York Times
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Assimilating ain’t effortless. Eddie Huang was once raised via a wild kinfolk of FOB (“fresh off the boat”) immigrants—his father a cocksure restaurateur with a gloomy earlier again in Taiwan, his mom a fierce protector and relentless risk. younger Eddie attempted his hand at every thing mainstream the USA threw his manner, from white Jesus to macaroni and cheese, yet ultimately stumbled on his domestic as chief of a rainbow coalition of misplaced boys as much as no stable: skate punks, buyers, hip-hop junkies, and sneaker freaks. this is often the tale of a Chinese-American child in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his method via America’s deviant subcultures, looking for himself, 10000 miles from his legacy and anchored basically via his conflicted love for his family members and his ardour for foodstuff. humorous, relocating, and stylistically artistic, Fresh Off the Boat is greater than an intensive reimagining of the immigrant memoir—it’s the exhilarating tale of each American outsider who reveals his future within the margins.
Praise for Fresh Off the Boat
“Brash and humorous . . . outrageous, brave, relocating, ironic and true.”New York instances ebook Review
“Mercilessly humorous and provocative, Fresh Off the Boat is additionally a major piece of labor. Eddie Huang is searching not anything lower than gigantic video game right here. He does every little thing with style.”—Anthony Bourdain
“Uproariously humorous . . . emotionally honest.”Chicago Tribune
“Huang is a fearless raconteur. [His] writing is instantly hilarious and provocative; his incisive wit pulls via like an ideal plate of dan dan noodles.”Interview
“Although writing a memoir is an audacious act for a thirty-year-old, it isn't approximately as audacious as the various issues Huang did and survived even past. . . . no matter what he finally ends up doing, you'll be convinced it won’t glance or sound like something that’s come earlier than. A unmarried, kinetic passage from Fresh Off the Boat . . . is all you must get that straight.”—Bookforum

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