Not a Self-Help Book



Read Not A Self Help Book Author Yi Shun Lai Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Fiction Asian Asian American Studies Marty Wu, Compulsive Reader Of Advice Manuals, Would Love To Come Across As A Poised Young Advertising Professional Instead She Trips Over Her Own Feet And Blurts Out Inappropriate Comments The Bulk Of Her Brain Matter, She Decides, Consists Of Gerbils Spinning Madly In Alternating Directions Marty Hopes To Someday Open A Boutique Costume Shop, But It S Hard To Keep Focused On Her Dream First Comes A Spectacular Career Meltdown That Sends Her Ricocheting Between The Stress Of New York And The Warmth Of Supportive Relatives In Taiwan Then She Faces One Domestic Drama After Another, With A Formidable Mother Who S Impossible To Please, An Annoyingly Successful And Well Adjusted Brother, And Surprising Family Secrets That Pop Up Just When She Doesn T Want To Deal With Them Mining The Comedic Potential Of The 1.5 Generation American Experience, NOT A SELF HELP BOOK Is An Insightful And Witty Portrait Of A Young Woman Scrambling To Balance Familial Expectations And Her Own Creative Dreams A Breezy And Charming Tale Anyone Who S Grown Up Immersed In A Profoundly Rich Old World Culture And Feels Its Constant Pull Will Commiserate And Be Entertained Cheryl Lu Lien Tan, Author Of A Tiger In The Kitchen A Memoir Of Food And Family Marty Is A Wonderful Character Who Learns To Stand Up For Herself And Discovers What She Really Wants In Life Booklist An Expert Combination Of Humor And Deep Feeling Digs Deep Into The Particular Challenges Of Defining And Asserting An Artistic Identity In The World PANK Magazine Ceaselessly Surprising And Entertaining Lai S Debut Is An Unexpectedly Radical Book On Our Deeply Complicated Relations With Parents Hyphen Magazine Asian America UnabridgedNot a Self-Help Book

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  • Paperback
  • 204 pages
  • Not a Self-Help Book
  • Yi Shun Lai
  • 03 August 2018
  • 099135558X

10 thoughts on “Not a Self-Help Book

  1. says:

    For the in depth review, visit my blog Read Diverse BooksI have never read a self help book myself, at least not all the way through, but I ve heard that they re a multi billion dollar industry just in the U.S alone It seems Americans are willing to spend big money on self improvement or ways to fix themselves I can certainly see the appeal Who doesn t want to be the best version of themselves Some people s problems run too deep, however, and may needthan a couple of self help book For the in depth review, visit my blog Read Diverse BooksI have never read a self help book myself, at least not all the way through, but I ve heard that they re a multi billion dollar industry just in the U.S alone It seems Americans are willing to spend big money on self improvement or ways to fix themselves I can certainly see the appeal Who doesn t want to be the best vers...

  2. says:

    Marty Wu, the protagonist of Yi Shun Lai s debut novel, is an advertising account executive for a retirees magazine but dreams of opening her own costume shop The novel is her Bridget Jones esque diary, often written in a kind of shorthand style contrasting her goals with her seemingly inevitably failures, as in Crap Is 4 00 a.m Have breakfast meeting Must sleep She s constantly quoting to herself the advice and wisdom she s gleaned from various motivational books she picked up in hopes Marty Wu, the protagonist of Yi Shun Lai s debut novel, is an advertising account executive for a retirees magazine but dreams of opening her own costume shop The novel is her Bridget Jones esque diary, often written in a kind of shorthand style contrasting her goals with her seemingly inevitably failures, as in Crap Is 4 00 a.m Have breakfast meeting Must sleep She s constantly quoting to herself the advice an...

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    I had the pleasure of meeting Yi Shun Lai a couple of years ago as she graduated from her MFA program, and I m thrilled to have had the opportunity to read an advance copy of her novel Set in New York and Taiwan with a significant episode unspooling in Las Vegas , NOT A SELF HELP BOOK THE MISADVENTURES OF MARTY WU introduces us to a young woman seeking her way, both personally and professionally, often with the help of advice manuals that advocate the writing down of one s thoughts and expe I had the pleasure of meeting Yi Shun Lai a couple of years ago as she graduated from her MFA program, and I m thrilled to have had the opportunity to read an advance copy of her novel Set in New York and Taiwan with a significant episode unspooling in Las Vegas , NOT A SELF HELP BOOK THE MISADVENTURES OF MARTY WU introduces us to a young woman seeking her way, both personally and professionally, often with the help of advice manuals that advocate the writing down of ...

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    Overall, Not a Self Help Book The Misadventures of Marty Wu is a smarter chick lit story that isslice of life than looking for a happily ever after ending If you re looking for a light read about a modern woman navigating two worlds and an abusive mother, Yi Shun Lai s book is for you Yes, I know th...

  5. says:

    This book has everything and most importantly it made me feel everything.Marty is a very relatable character, she s charming, quick witted, and all together a strong woman But a strong woman who FUCKS up A lot And that made her eveninteresting.I will say this though, being a victim of parental abuse, this was a bit triggering to me I couldn t finish it in one sitting since whenever there was a critical scene and her mother was in it, I had to put the book down and take a step back Re This book has everything and most importantly it made me feel everything.Marty is a very relatable character, she s charming, quick witted, and all together a strong woman But a strong woman who FUCKS up A lot And that made her eveninteresting.I will say this ...

  6. says:

    Ok so I have to admit for the fist 50 pages, I skimmed the book Literally Just ran my eyes over the words because OMG I HATED MARTY S MOM But then I was like, No, I should really read this and HOLY CRAP This was probably one of the best books that show the complexities of immigrant families who keep their ties to their home countries by families while trying to raise American families in the US Like, I m American, but my heritage is Mexican and my mom also American but Mexican herita Ok so I have to admit for the fist 50 pages, I skimmed the book Literally Just ran my eyes over the words because OMG I HATED MARTY S MOM But then I was like, No, I should really read this and HOLY CRAP This was probably one of the best books that show the complexities of immigrant families who keep their ties to their home countries by families while trying to raise American families in the US Like, I m American, but my heritage is Mexican and my mom also American but Mexican heritage always made sure I never forgot that, like her mom did to her But the ...

  7. says:

    A book reflective of our generations struggles with employment and what to do with our lives Marty struggles with needing a job to pay the bills, but longs to follow her heart Marty s career problems are further complicated by her relationship with her mother Oh, her mother Marty is truly in need of all the self help books she has amassed with her career, relationship, and family problems Her trip to Taiwan ends up addingto her full plate instead of fixing anything.A great read with l A bo...

  8. says:

    I ve got a review of Lai s book up on my blog site here

  9. says:

    I received a review copy of this book near the time of release Not a Self Help Book The Misadventures of Marty Wu by Yi Shun Lai, follows Marty, our female protagonist, through her jobs, relations, and career dreams The book is written as diary entries as Marty learns from several self help books humorously quoted as publisher, price, and location and if the book is on sale The epistolary format works well, because Marty learns to open up to her journal and at the same time opens up in he I received a review copy of this book near the time of release Not a Self Help Book The Misadventures of Marty Wu ...

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    Not A Self Help Book does not gloss over the pain of a difficult mother daughter relationship Though the tone is light and often very funny, there is an undercurrent of real frustration and trauma over a lifetime dealing with a narcissistic mother The novel follows the story of a young woman as she navigates the vagaries of new adulthood career decisions, romance, family, identity while straddling two almost homelands and managing the expectations of a mother whom she cannot please The char Not A Self Help Book does not gloss over the pain of a difficult mother daughter relationship Though the tone is light and often very funny, there is an undercurrent of real frustration and trauma over a lifetime dealing with a narcissistic mother The novel follows the story of a young woman as she navigates the vagaries of new adulthood career decisions, romance, family, identity while straddling two almost homelands and managing the expecta...

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