Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South

Southern Fried Rice: Life in a Chinese Laundry in the Deep South

Interesting topic but not quite what I thought it was. The story of the author's upbringing in the US South sounded like an intriguing one. But some place like Macon, Georgia? That is not a perspective I've read or heard about very often. So I thought this would be an interesting book. Author Jung tells us about his life and times in Macon: Initially it sounded quite interesting, but unfortunately I didn't quite realize what it was, which is his life story.

Southern Fried Rice: Life in A Chinese Laundry in the Deep South

I didn't know anything prior to reading the book and realize now this wasn't the book I wanted to read. While aspects of the book are interesting how he and his family, as the only non white or black family in the area were treated better than black people but were definitely seen as not equal to white people , I really wasn't interested in his family and his life. It's a story that we've seen before but Jung unfortunately is also not the greatest writer either. I wanted to hear more about how many Chinese immigrants came to the US and ended up working in for example laundromats, how his family fit in or not , more about what it was like to adjust moving from some place like Macon to San Francisco, California, etc.

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Nov 29, Robin rated it it was amazing. Berkeley and went on to earn a Ph. Trivia About Southern Fried Ri A second book, Chinese Laundries: I wish to be contacted with the results of the investigation. But I'll definitely not be as eager to read his other books and will be looking to buy them used if I can't find them at the library.

So this book wasn't quite what I was looking for. As a first person narrative it certainly seemed interesting and might be a good fit for someone looking for this type of story.

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But I'll definitely not be as eager to read his other books and will be looking to buy them used if I can't find them at the library. Jul 12, Laura Schrillo rated it liked it Shelves: This was interesting to see how this family survived in a very racially divided south. Wonder why there were so many Chinese Laundries?

This book will explain the difficult work that running a laundry was and why the white people in the south were okay letting other people do that strenous work. This was a quick read.

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