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I Love Yous Are for White People by Lac Su
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Jan 30, 2011

it was amazing
Read in January, 2011

I think that a 4.5 should be available in the rating stars section. I read this book in lieu of reading the now famous Tiger Mother book. I'm fascinated by the different outlook and parenting found in Asian cultures, but didn't want to support Tiger Mother Amy Chua. This is the story of author Lac Su who immigrated from Viet Nam with his family in the early 1980s. A tale of abuse and love, mingled together, as he recounts the heavy presence of his father, the beatings he endured, and the love that could never be expressed between them. It's a tough book to read and a difficult culture to understand.

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Lac Su
“Striving to meet my father's expectations is like climbing out of quicksand: the harder I try to get to the top, the more I'm sucked back down by his unrelenting criticism.”
Lac Su, I Love Yous Are for White People

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