Last Tang Standing
Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones's Diary in this funny and irresistible debut novel about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one's thirties intact, and opening oneself up to love.
At thirty-three, Andrea Tang is living the dream: she has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and a clutch of fun-loving friends who are always in the know about Singapore's ho
Last Tang Standing was such an unique read I totally recommend it for those who loved Crazy Rich Asians (even though they are so different) and The Hating Game (you will love the slow burn and jokes).
The plot at first is slow pacing for those who DNF'd a little earlier just wait until after chapter 7 (You won't regret it) and then is so fast pacing you won't stop reading. I loved the way the author shows how society, culture and fami ...more
This was a fun read about thirty-three year old Andrea Tang, a Chinese- Malaysian living in Singapore as a successful lawyer. A recent break-up with her boyfriend leaves her as the last In her Tang clan to be married and that is highly disappointing for her family.
With a hilarious take on single life, and the dating scene as a 30 something successful professional this was romp full of fun. The hilarious scenes will have you laughing out loud, and turning those pages - ...more
LAST TANG STANDING is about thirty-three year-old M&A lawyer Andrea Tang. According to her mother's Life Goals checklist, she's (almost) winning at life. She's on track for partnership and she's got a beautiful apartment in the right postcode. All that's left to do to ensure she does not bring "dishonour to her ancestors" is to get married and have kids. Sounds easy enough, except that her love-life is pretty much non-existent after breaking up with her ...more
You feel for Andrea, the pressure from her family to marriage certainly isn’t easy. On top of that she is is competing with Suresh in work for a promotion. You can picture being in Andrea’s situation.
When you first meet Suresh in t ...more
Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || Amazon || Pinterest
Usually I hate those X meets Y-type blurbs but CRAZY RICH ASIANS meets BRIDGET JONES is pretty on the mark for LAST TANG STANDING. LTS is about Andrea Tang, a lawyer who's gunning for partner and basically has it all made... except for a boyfriend. Painfully single and well into her 30s, she's officially the last woman in her family to be in a long-term relationship and man is she feeling the family pressure.
First, I want to say that eve ...more
Malaysian born-and-raised Andrea Tang is a successful lawyer and has broken up with a boyfriend who had been tagged as an approved can-be-a-hu ...more
"She was supposed to be my fail-safe, the Last Tang Standing. Now there would be no one else to share the burden of deflecting criticism on being single from my relatives."
So here we go the story of Andrea, age 33, the lone unmarried member of her generation in the Tang Clan being labeled by her relatives as a ...more
I don’t tend to 1-star books I can’t finish. But this one? Good grief. In hindsight, I should have listened to the alarm bells that went off at the paedophile joke in chapter one.
So that coupled with the fat shaming of a *literal child* (which wasn’t challenged), said child clearly growing up in an abusive household (which wasn’t even acknowledged/discussed), and the racist mother (whose racism isn’t outright condemned in what I read; Andrea, instead, casually says she doesn’t condone h ...more
This was a fun, sweet and heartwarming read. I really enjoyed it from the beginning!It was refreshing and I couldn't put it down!I love the writing and I would like to see more books like this one!
Andrea Tang is a Chinese- Malaysian successful lawyer.She is thirty-three year old and she broke up with her boyfriend.We follow her life!I liked Andrea a lot and I could feel her.Her romance life was funny and sweet!
I would definitely recommend it, to everyone who is looking for a sweet read ...more
Andrea was funny and brash and the romance in this is a mixture of hate to love and the definition of slowwww burn. Overall funny, thoughtful and insightful.
Many books claim to be humorous - this one really is in places, especially at the beginning when the reader is introduced to the main character's family, especially her mother, at a celebration.
Andrea Tang is 33 years old - not ancient by any means, and a hard working lawyer hoping to make partner soon - but none of this matters to the ha ...more
Lord knows we could all use some moments of escapism, and Ho's debut novel was the perfect way to unwind. Her protagonist Andrea Tang is a complex woman; she's funny and self-deprecatingly awkward while also prideful and aloof. There were times when I really didn't like her, and at other moments, I found her utterly relatable and charming. It was a bit of a rolle ...more
When I picked up Last Tang Standing, I was carrying the weight of a week long reading slump and I had absolutely no idea what I was stepping into; however, I certainly had not expected to step straight into what I had.
Andrea Tang was one of the single most relatable characters I had read! The fact that she was so open and fearless about the thoughts she had in her head makes all the things she says and does so relatable and not hurtful ...more
I liked that the book had a good split between Andrea's work and private life. There's a paragraph about her having nightmare's about telling her mother about getting Bs on exam ...more
I have to admit at the start I was a little sceptical. I felt like the 'Bridget Jones' type character might be too obvious and maybe a little cringe, but I quickly changed my mind. I fell in love with Andrea and all her wonderful friends. I loved them and the story so much that I only took one break (to sleep) before quickly picking it up again and finishing it.
I loved this book so much, so so much. I actually ...more
Coupled with the escapist setting of cosmopolitan Singapore, this would be a perfect "beach" or summer read, with a serious message about being true to yourself.
Andrea Tang comes from an upcoming and upscale family who were born and raised in Malaysia but later on studied abroad and eventually set ...more
I am unfortunately not familiar with the Singaporean culture so I loved getting a little glimpse at the family at the beginning, it really made me understand better the pressure on Andrea's life. I found Andrea very likeable, not perfec ...more
I loved a glimpse into similar struggles with dating but in a unique setting and cultural background that I know very little about. I definitely recommend this book as I already mentioned a great light beach read. Also, the audio was excellent.
I also need to point out that this is a debut novel.
I liked how the author developed the characters, and I really liked that Andrea’s career and work place were featured so prominently. Moving between her social life and work life worked well.
Last Tang Standing was a funny, easy read that I’d recommend to friends.
Thank you so much Putnam Books for my advanced copy of Last Tang Standing. Unfortunately I was unable to read my e-copy prior to pub. However, I used my Libro.fm credit to listen to the audio. I'm so glad that I listened. The audio was fantastic.
This book was just what I needed. The publisher describes this as Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones and I have to agree. I see similarities.
What I Loved About This Book-
* The Humor- This book was so stinkin funny! ...more
Overall, it was a light and fun nove ...more
And so 33 year-old, corporate lawyer vying for partnership, Andrea, MUST find a man and MUS ...more
She interacts with reader ...more