“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