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Stealing Buddha"s Dinner

by Bich Minh Nguyen

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Published by Penguin Group USA, Inc. in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24267283M
ISBN 101429554525, 142955455X
ISBN 109781440635335

Nostalgic and candid, deeply satisfying and minutely observed, Stealing Buddha's Dinner is a unique vision of the immigrant experience and a lyrical ode to how identity is often shaped by the things we long for. © Brilliance Audio, Inc.; Bich Minh Nguyen More from the same. In Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, the glossy branded allure of Pringles, Kit Kats, and Toll House Cookies becomes an ingenious metaphor for Nguyen’s struggle to become a “real” American, a distinction that brings with it the dream of the perfect school lunch, burgers and Jell- O for dinner, and a visit from the Kool-Aid man. Vivid and.

Stealing Buddha’s Dinner: Important quotes with page. The whole doc is available only for registered users OPEN DOC. Book: Stealing Buddha's Dinner. The average student has to read dozens of books per year. No one has time to read them all, but it’s important to go over them at least briefly. Luckily, FreeBookSummary offers study guides. Click to read more about Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir by Bich Minh Nguyen. LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. Slow and whiny most of the book - how the author wanted to be "american" with american dress and food, while her grandmother fixes the traditional vietnamese fare, which the author likes /5(25).

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Vivid and viscerally powerful, this remarkable memoir about growing up in /5(62). In Stealing Buddha's Dinner, the glossy branded allure of Pringles, Kit Kats, and Toll House Cookies becomes an ingenious metaphor for Nguyen's struggle to become a "real" American, a distinction that brings with it the dream of the perfect school lunch, burgers and Jell- O for dinner, and a visit from the Kool-Aid man.

Vivid and viscerally powerful, this remarkable memoir about growing up in the s /5(K). Bich Minh Nguyen (first name pronounced Bit) teaches literature and creative writing at Purdue University. She lives with her husband, the novelist Porter Shreve, in Chicago and West Lafayette, Indiana.

Stealing Buddha’s Dinner, her first book, was the recipient of the PEN/Jerard Fund Award. She is currently at work on a novel,Short Girls. "As Bich Minh Nguyen relates in her bittersweet first book, the memoir Stealing Buddha's Dinner, food becomes part of her yearning for Americanness, for normalcy.

If she eats what's on TV, she'll fit in, even as she occasionally laments the loss of her mother tongue. Stealing Buddha’s Dinner is a memoir by Bich Minh Nguyen that tells the story of her childhood in Grand Rapids, Michigan as a young Vietnamese refugee.

Bich’s family, made up of her father; her grandmother, Noi; her sister, Anh; and her uncles, Chu Anh, Chu Cuong, and Chu Dai; flee to the United States from Vietnam in Apriljust as Saigon is falling to the North Vietnamese.

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Bich and her family were forced out of Vietnam by the. STEALING BUDDHA'S DINNER helps the reader understand the misconceptions that people from other cultures often have about America.

It gives a realistic picture of what life is really like for immigrants and how they struggle to both maintain their own culture and fit in to their new country.

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Nonfiction. Stealing Buddha's Dinner. A Memoir. By Bich Minh Nguyen. pages. $ Viking. Growing up in Oakland, California, in the s, I came to dislike Chinese food. In Stealing Buddha's Dinner, the glossy branded allure of Pringles, Kit Kats, and Toll House Cookies becomes an ingenious metaphor for Nguyen's struggle to become a "real" American, a distinction that brings with it the dream of the perfect school lunch, burgers and Jell- O for dinner, and a visit from the Kool-Aid man.3/5(17).Beginning with Nguyen's family's harrowing migration out of Saigon inStealing Buddha's Dinner is also a portrayal of a diverse family: Nguyen's hardworking, hard-partying father, pretty sister, and wise and nurturing grandmother - and Rosa, her Latina stepmother, the loving, no-nonsense foil to her gastronomical and materialistic fixations.

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