Lisse's Reviews > Larry's Kidney: Being the True Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail-Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Get Him a Transplant--and Save His Life

Larry's Kidney by Daniel Asa Rose
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May 29, 2009

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This book started out pretty hilarious with Dan, the author, getting a phone call from his cousin, Larry, (whom he had not spoken to in years) about his need for a kidney transplant (or kiddie as Larry's speech impediment makes it sound). Their conversation is very funny, but unforunately the rest of the book does not follow suit. It definitely has its moments, but there are also odd parts of it as well, like Jade, one of the girls who helps Dan and Larry find a kidney. Dan refers to her as being like a daughter to him, but he talks about her like he has a crush on her, so I get a little uncomfortable with those parts of the book. What I do like about the book is how both Larry and Dan grow and change while in China. There are some good sentimental parts where Dan realizes how much Larry used to idolize him and respect him. I also enjoyed the few times Dan talked with his sons on the phone...not sure if that's really how their conversations went at the time or if he made some of it up, but either way I enjoyed them.

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06/19/2009 page 23
7.19% "I wasn't going to start reading this, but opened it up and couldn't put it down, it was so funny! Can't wait to get back to it!"
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message 1: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Dowd Whoa, you are winning lots of books these days-good for you! I keep seeing this book everywhere and on everyone's list, so you'll have to let me know how it goes!

Lisse I will...and I just won another book today - crazy!

message 3: by Andrea (new)

Andrea Dowd Wow, you are super lucky! You should play the lottery today or enter to win a trip or something!

Lisse If only it worked like that;)

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