Critique: "The Un-Death of Me: Life of an Asian American Woman" by Alicia Su Lozeron is the life account and journey of an immigrant American woman. In "The Un-Death of Me" biographer [sic] Abbey Lori brings a fresh breath of air to this fascinating and consistently compelling account [of] Avery Mingli Liang's inherently dramatic life. Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, "The Un-Death of Me" is unreservedly recommended for community and academic library Contemporary Biography Collections. It should be noted for personal reading lists that "The Un-Death of Me" is also available in a paperback edition (9780998194103, $20.99) and in a Kindle format ($9.99).
Edward C. Streeter: Heartfelt and Genuine Portrayal of an Immigrant Woman's Life
This “fictional narrative” describes a woman’s journey to self-discovery and fulfillment. Alicia Su Lozeron depicts how Avery, the book’s lead character, has come up against and overcome prejudice and insecurity. In doing so, she has portrayed the immigrant experience – granted, the experience of an immigrant who is educated and talented – in a fresh light. I especially enjoyed the chapters on Avery’s many travels, filled with vivid and descriptive observations. This is a heartwarming and optimistic look at how an Asian woman in the United States can - with perseverance and determination, creativity and open-mindedness – reach her goals.
RAL Tiger: Great book well worth the read! Very interesting!
I read the book as a personal exercise to become more Globally Competent. It was an interesting read. It contained a lot of global references and many exotic locations. You can tell the characters/author are well travelled. There was an interesting level of in-depth local and cultural knowledge in each trip by the couple. It really came across as a real life story and adventure. I liken it to the accuracies found in the Dan Brown books wrapped around a certain level of fiction. I recommend the book. It will open your eyes in many ways and you may just look at the people around differently and with a more open mind. Great book! I can't wait for the next one!
This book brings something unique and much needed in today's literature--the perspective of Asian-American women as seen by themselves and not the fantastical dreams of others. The book explores a myriad of themes--acceptance, beauty, cultural expectations of women, Asian women, and step-mothers, as well as traveling the world as a World Citizen. A worthwhile read for anyone interested in the cultural persectives [sic] of others.
Beautifully written and it helps me appreciate people of various backgrounds, and expand knowledge about the world. Great read! I would highly recommend this book to anyone.