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Stealing Buddha's Dinner

Annotation
In this viscerally powerful memoir, Nguyen pens a nostalgic, candid account of growing up as a Vietnamese girl in the Midwest in the 1980s, and using popular American food--from Pringles potato chips to Toll House cookies--as a way to fit in and become a RrealS American.

GenreNonFiction
Memoir
TopicsVietnamese Americans
Vietnamese in the United States
Immigrants
Fathers and daughters
Alcoholism
Stepmothers
Stepchildren
Cultural differences
Pop culture
Vietnamese culture
Childhood
Divorce
SettingUnited States