What Kind of Asian Are You?

"Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant" - A Memoir | Curtis Chin | #93

October 17, 2023 Season 5 Episode 93
What Kind of Asian Are You?
"Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant" - A Memoir | Curtis Chin | #93
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You know how sometimes you would meet someone and be blown away by the stories and experiences of their lives and how you think their stories should be in a book or a movie? Well, that's how I feel about our guest today, Curtis Chin. Curtis is a writer, filmmaker, director, and activist with a brand new memoir out now called, "Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant".

Our conversation went in-depth into Curtis's upbringing at a Chinese restaurant growing up in Detroit, his family's long and rich Asian American diaspora history, being Asian American diaspora, the publishing industry and of course his memoir and the journey to getting to where he is now, a published writer with his own memoir out now that y'all should get a copy right now!

Curtis' Bio:

A co-founder of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop in New York City, Curtis Chin served as the non-profits’ first Executive Director. He went on to write for network and cable television before transitioning to social justice documentaries. Chin has screened his films at over 600 venues in twenty countries. He has written for CNN, Bon Appetit, the Detroit Free Press and the Emancipator/Boston Globe. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Chin has received awards from ABC/Disney Television, New York Foundation for the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and more. His memoir, "Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant" will be published by Little, Brown in Fall 2023. His essay in Bon Appetit was just selected for Best Food Writing in America 2023.

Find Curtis and his work here!
Amazon Book Link
AP New Article about Curtis and his memoir

And don't forget to buy his book, find him on tour and share his memoir with others! 


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