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Fresh Off the Boat - A Memoir

Eddie Huang

NOW AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON ABC • "Just may be the best new comedy of [the year] . . . based on restaurateur Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name . . . [a] classic fresh-out-of-water comedy."-People "Bawdy and frequently hilarious . . . a surprisingly sophisticated memoir about race and assimilation in America . . . as much James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan . . . rowdy [and] vital . . . It's a book about fitting in by not fitting in at all."-Dwight Garner, The New York Times NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Assimilating ain't easy. Eddie Huang was raised by a wild family of FOB ("fresh off the boat") immigrants-his father a cocksure restaurateur with a dark past back in Taiwan, his mother a fierce protector and constant threat. Young Eddie tried his hand at everything mainstream America threw his way, from white Jesus to macaroni and cheese, but finally found his home as leader of a rainbow coalition of lost boys up to no good: skate punks, dealers, hip-hop junkies, and sneaker freaks. This is the story of a Chinese-American kid in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his way through America's deviant subcultures, trying to find himself, ten thousand miles from his legacy and anchored only by his conflicted love for his family and his passion for food. Funny, moving, and stylistically inventive, Fresh Off the Boat is more than a radical reimagining of the immigrant memoir-it's the exhilarating story of every American outsider who finds his destiny in the margins. Praise for Fresh Off the Boat "Brash and funny . . . outrageous, courageous, moving, ironic and true."-New York Times Book Review "Mercilessly funny and provocative, Fresh Off the Boat is also a serious piece of work. Eddie Huang is hunting nothing less than Big Game here. He does everything with style."-Anthony Bourdain "Uproariously funny . . . emotionally honest."-Chicago Tribune "Huang is a fearless raconteur. [His] writing is at once hilarious and provocative; his incisive wit

NOW AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON ABC • "Just may be the best new comedy of [the year] . . . based on restaurateur Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name . . . [a] classic fresh-out-of-water comedy."-People "Bawdy and frequently hilarious . . . a surprisingly sophisticated memoir about race and assimilation in America . . . as much James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan . . . rowdy [and] vital . . . It's a book about fitting in by not fitting in at all."-Dwight Garner, The New York Times NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Assimilating ain't easy. Eddie Huang was raised by a wild family of FOB ("fresh off the boat") immigrants-his father a cocksure restaurateur with a dark past back in Taiwan, his mother a fierce protector and constant threat. Young Eddie tried his hand at everything mainstream America threw his way, from white Jesus to macaroni and cheese, but finally found his home as leader of a rainbow coalition of lost boys up to no good: skate punks, dealers, hip-hop junkies, and sneaker freaks. This is the story of a Chinese-American kid in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his way through America's deviant subcultures, trying to find himself, ten thousand miles from his legacy and anchored only by his conflicted love for his family and his passion for food. Funny, moving, and stylistically inventive, Fresh Off the Boat is more than a radical reimagining of the immigrant memoir-it's the exhilarating story of every American outsider who finds his destiny in the margins. Praise for Fresh Off the Boat "Brash and funny . . . outrageous, courageous, moving, ironic and true."-New York Times Book Review "Mercilessly funny and provocative, Fresh Off the Boat is also a serious piece of work. Eddie Huang is hunting nothing less than Big Game here. He does everything with style."-Anthony Bourdain "Uproariously funny . . . emotionally honest."-Chicago Tribune "Huang is a fearless raconteur. [His] writing is at once hilarious and provocative; his incisive wit
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NOW AN ORIGINAL SERIES ON ABC • "Just may be the best new comedy of [the year] . . . based on restaurateur Eddie Huang's memoir of the same name . . . [a] classic fresh-out-of-water comedy."-People "Bawdy and frequently hilarious . . . a surprisingly sophisticated memoir about race and assimilation in America . . . as much James Baldwin and Jay-Z as Amy Tan . . . rowdy [and] vital . . . It's a book about fitting in by not fitting in at all."-Dwight Garner, The New York Times NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY KIRKUS REVIEWS Assimilating ain't easy. Eddie Huang was raised by a wild family of FOB ("fresh off the boat") immigrants-his father a cocksure restaurateur with a dark past back in Taiwan, his mother a fierce protector and constant threat. Young Eddie tried his hand at everything mainstream America threw his way, from white Jesus to macaroni and cheese, but finally found his home as leader of a rainbow coalition of lost boys up to no good: skate punks, dealers, hip-hop junkies, and sneaker freaks. This is the story of a Chinese-American kid in a could-be-anywhere cul-de-sac blazing his way through America's deviant subcultures, trying to find himself, ten thousand miles from his legacy and anchored only by his conflicted love for his family and his passion for food. Funny, moving, and stylistically inventive, Fresh Off the Boat is more than a radical reimagining of the immigrant memoir-it's the exhilarating story of every American outsider who finds his destiny in the margins. Praise for Fresh Off the Boat "Brash and funny . . . outrageous, courageous, moving, ironic and true."-New York Times Book Review "Mercilessly funny and provocative, Fresh Off the Boat is also a serious piece of work. Eddie Huang is hunting nothing less than Big Game here. He does everything with style."-Anthony Bourdain "Uproariously funny . . . emotionally honest."-Chicago Tribune "Huang is a fearless raconteur. [His] writing is at once hilarious and provocative; his incisive wit

Language:

English

Length:

7h 56m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

02:04


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:09


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:13


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:03


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:34


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:54


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:58


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

04:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:39


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:26


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:52


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:48


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:33


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:50


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:24


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:09


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:18


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:35


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:27


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:52


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:30


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:35


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:45


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:52


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:47


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:27


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:09


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:26


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:35


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

03:27


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:06


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:18


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:59


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:31


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:10


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:52


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:28


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:00


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:52


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:37


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:37


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:21


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:32


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

04:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:39


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:55


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

03:16


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:14


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:34


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

03:57


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:04


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

03:29


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:32


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:42


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:52


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

04:03


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:04


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:15


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:16


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:11


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

04:54


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:40


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:03


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:37


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:02


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:25


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:45


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:59


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

05:00


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

03:42


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:54


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:04


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:13


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:34


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:28


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

03:04


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

04:45


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:13


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

05:15


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

04:14


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:39


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:11


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

03:56


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

04:07


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

03:19


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:39


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:00


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:27


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

04:01


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:50


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

00:24