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The Accidental Asian

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The Accidental Asian by Eric Liu
  • Paperback $16.00

    Sep 07, 1999 | 222 Pages

  • Ebook $11.99

    Dec 18, 2007 | 224 Pages

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“Eric Liu has written a powerful memoir, a memoir that renders the Asian American experience with a depth and a passion reminiscent of Richard Wright’s Black Boy. It is a major contribution to the literature that defines what it means to be an American.”
—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

“A unique-and uniquely American-memoir, suffused with smarts, elegance, and warmth.”

“More than a reminiscence of growing up Asian in America, it is an homage to Liu’s Chineseness, and to America.”
Los Angeles Times

“Wonderfully spirited. . . . Remarkable in its adamant refusal to buy into the party line of identity politics . . . Liu is fair to all sides of any issues he discusses.”
The New York Times Book Review

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