Raymond Wong, whose creative nonfiction and book reviews appear in Small Print Magazine, has released a memoir I’m Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence (Apprentice House).
Raymond’s creative nonfiction piece “Foreign“ (p. 14 in the Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Small Print Magazine) appears in I’m Not Chinese.
I’m Not Chinese:
The Journey from Resentment to Reverence
by Raymond M. Wong
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Praise for I’m Not Chinese
“Seldom have the terms ‘self-effacing’ and ‘memoir’ been more faithfully or sweetly conjoined. With his beguilingly humble voice Raymond Wong has shaped a moving, memorable book.”
—Peter Selgin, author of Confessions of a Left-Handed Man and Drowning Lessons
“Ray Wong’s I’m Not Chinese is a journey both physical and figurative, a journey from refusal to understanding that sets his feet firmly in two worlds, American and Chinese.”
—Adrian R. Magnuson, author of Taking Flight
“Raymond Wong’s memoir gives readers an insight into the life of a Chinese American who has disowned his Chinese roots. With an honest and open voice, Wong invites readers on his trip to China with his mother, where he learns as much about himself as he does about his mother and her family. It’s a touching story not often told and one that readers will find both engaging and thought-provoking….”
—Katherine Pickett, owner of POP Editorial Services and author of Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro
“With fearless honesty and unusually acute storytelling skills, Wong takes us with him on his eye-opening first encounters with the lives of his Chinese relatives, in opulent restaurants and over-crowded flats in Hong Kong, and in squalid tenements, remote villages, and muddy graveyards in mainland China. Wong not only tells a fast-paced, heartrending story, he offers American readers an arresting glimpse into the realities of contemporary Chinese culture, and the identity dilemmas of thoroughly Americanized children of Asian immigrants.”
—Christine Hale, author of Basil’s Dream, A Novel
“Through interactions with his mother, Wong highlights the difficult choices and perseverance of immigrant mothers. With wry humor and childhood flashbacks, he captures many universal experiences, yet his observations and familial interactions open up a window to the modern Chinese American experience.”
–Susan Hasegawa, Professor of History at San Diego City College
Raymond M. Wong (“Foreign,” p. 14 Spring/Summer 2014 issue of Small Print Magazine) earned the Eloise Klein Healy Scholarship and an MFA in creative writing at Antioch University Los Angeles. His stories have appeared in four Chicken Soup for the Soul anthologies, USA Today, U-T San Diego, and San Diego Family magazine. He is an assistant editor at Lunch Ticket, Antioch’s online literary journal. “Foreign” appears in I’m Not Chinese: The Journey from Resentment to Reverence, published by Apprentice House.