Book Review: Family Trust by Kathy Wang
4 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / November 9, 2018

About: Family Trust by Kathy Wang is a novel following an Asian American family’s trials and tribulations. This is Ms. Wang’s debut novel. 400 pages Publisher: William Morrow Language: English ISBN-10: 0062855255 My rating for Family Trust  – 4 Buy Family Trust  from Amazon.com* More Books by Kathy Wang* Thoughts: On the face of it, Family Trust by Kathy Wang is a family drama about rich people.  Like many of those books, I find myself rolling my eyes at rich people’s issues having to do mainly with first world problems. I imagine there must be people like that out there, ones that nothing is ever good enough and a dream job for most of us is considered a failure. If one digs a bit deeper into the book, you will find a portrait of second generation Americans who are constantly pushed to attain great achievements. Nothing is ever good enough, your school is not good unless you go to an Ivy League school, your salary is never enough unless you are one of the top earners in the world, the company you work for better be a kick-ass one. Then there are the expectations: marriage, children, faux happiness, not letting…

Thoughts on: Eating Smoke by Chris Thrall

About: Eating Smoke: One Man’s Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland by Chris Thrall is a memoir of the author’s time being a drug addict in Hong Kong. The book takes a good look at into the red light district of Hong Kong, the colorful Wan Chai district. My rating for Eating Smoke – 4 Great price on this book in paper or elec­tronic for­mat through the Man of la Book Affil­i­ate Account Thoughts: Eating Smoke: One Man’s Descent into Drug Psychosis in Hong Kong’s Triad Heartland by Chris Thrall (website | Facebook) chronicles the author, an ex-Royal Marine, downfall into the world of drugs in Hong Kong. There are several viewpoints one could read this book as: a funny memoir, a cautionary tale, a how-not-to-succeed-in business book, a how-not-to-choose-your-friends type of story, a smart-guy-doing-stupid-things anecdote, or as a foreigner in a foreign land story. Of course, all of the above would also apply. Besides the drug addict mindset which I cannot understand or comprehend, I found Mr. thrall’s stories about Chinese culture fascinating. The stories of the jobs he got simply on the base of his pale face are funny and somewhat disturbing. The condition wasn’t only a white face…

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