Listen to the Squawking Chicken

Listen to the Squawking Chicken

When Mother Knows Best, What's A Daughter to Do? : A Memoir (sort Of)

eBook - 2014
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Listen to the Squawking Chicken -- is a loving mother-daughter memoir that will have readers laughing out loud, gasping in shock, and reconsidering the honesty and guts it takes to be a parent.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA), [2014]
ISBN: 9780345813497
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Feb 14, 2017

I gained a much better appreciation for the subtle differences between the Caucasian/Asian cultures through reading this book. I grew up in Calgary and had a Chinese girlfriend. I always wondered why she couldn't join me (and other friends) after school. I knew that her parents insisted that she do homework (even though we weren't assigned any extra work). I also now have a much better understanding of Feng Shui and how it governs its believers' lives. It feels very similar to Karma. I enjoyed Lainey's storytelling abilities, and her complete honesty in sharing both the good and the bad parts of life. I find that, when I read a story that leaves out the bad, it doesn't feel real.

Jul 05, 2016

A very funny and well-written memoir about an all consuming mother/daughter bond. Although my upbringing was very different, I found the stories about Lainey's mother entertaining, moving and relatable. I also felt a great deal of affection for the woman, despite her shortcomings.

Apr 14, 2015

Love the profanity! Asian girls are not all sweet quiet little dolls. Lui's colourful writing kept me engaged. I can appreciate Lui's mom as a lot of kids today are overly praised for the stupidest little achievements. This sets them up to become self-entitled and unable to cope with problems during their adult life. Lui's mom may be extreme but there are lots of little nuggets of wisdom from this street- wise firecracker.

Sep 29, 2014

Loved it!!! I want to buy it !

May 28, 2014

Lainey Lui has written a tender and loving tribute to her mother that is also brutally honest and critical. The stark contrast between Lainey's upbringing and the over-praised special princesses we see around us is food for thought about how we are preparing young girls for their place in the world. Well done Ma and Lainey Lui!

May 09, 2014

i worked for an oriental employer for many years and i can just see this happening in their family with their children etc.......a really good read and laughed out loud many many times!


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Jun 24, 2016

Her life as growing up with an asian mother

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