“Chinese Girl in the Ghetto” Now Available in Audiobook

The audiobook of Ying Ma’s politically incorrect memoir, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, was released on Audible and Amazon on the Fourth of July.

Narrated by the author, the book speaks uncomfortable truths about race, poverty, and immigration in America, and offers a legal immigrant’s story about family, hard work, perseverance, and abiding faith in the American Dream.

Listen to the audiobook for free with a trial membership of Audible, Amazon’s audiobook delivery service. For more information and to download Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, click HERE.

YingMaCover-full_5x8.indd

Advertisements

Not Enough Nail Polish

Production for the audiobook of Chinese Girl in the Ghetto continues. Listen below to a short clip from Chapter One of the book, “Not Enough Nail Polish,” which  describes life in the post-Mao era of China’s economic reform and opening up to the world.

To support the GoFundMe campaign for this audiobook project, please make a contribution HERE.

Production for “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto” Audiobook Has Begun!

Audio production for Chinese Girl in the Ghetto has begun. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the GoFundMe campaign. We are now more than two-thirds of the way to the final goal, but that means you can still help! Please click HERE to support this audiobook.

IMG_2280

Not Too Late to Support “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto” in Audiobook

As you know, I am raising money to publish an audiobook for Chinese Girl in the Ghetto. A big “thank you” to those have helped me reach the halfway mark of my fundraising goal of $3,000 in the past two days. For everyone else, I hope you will consider supporting this audiobook project.

As you know, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto is my memoir about getting to know freedom from Communist China to inner-city Oakland, California. Those of you who have read it know that it speaks uncomfortable truths about race, poverty, and immigration in America; you also know that it is a legal immigrant’s story about family, hard work, perseverance, and abiding faith in the American Dream.

Many of you have written to me since the book was first published in 2011. Some of you grew up in neighborhoods and circumstances similar to mine. Most of you did not. No matter what you looked like or where you came from, you have told me that you recognized in my story your own struggles and aspirations—what you fought for, how you prevailed against the odds, and why you share my faith in America.

For all of that support I am immensely grateful.

Your heartfelt and personal responses are my inspiration for an audio version of the book. It is a costly undertaking. The costs range from studio rental to hiring editors, sound engineers, and producers. Narrating the book myself will require a significant time commitment and impose additional costs.

As such, I am reaching out to you for support once again, or for the first time. I firmly believe that Chinese Girl in the Ghetto is worth telling in every medium. I hope that with your help, the book will become available in audio format, and audiences old and new will be able to hear my voice, my story.

To contribute toward the ultimate goal of $3,000, please click HERE.

Support Publishing “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto” in Audiobook

BookCoverI am raising money to publish an audiobook for “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto,” and I hope you will support my efforts.

As you know, “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto” is my memoir about getting to know freedom from Communist China to inner-city Oakland, California. Those of you who have read it know that it speaks uncomfortable truths about race, poverty, and immigration in America; you also know that it is a legal immigrant’s story about family, hard work, perseverance, and abiding faith in the American Dream.

Many of you have written to me since the book was published in 2011. Some of you grew up in neighborhoods and circumstances similar to mine. Most of you did not. No matter what you looked like or where you came from, you have told me that you recognized in my story your own struggles and aspirations—what you fought for, how you prevailed against the odds, and why you share my faith in America.

For all of that support I am immensely grateful.

Your heartfelt and personal responses are my inspiration for an audio version of the book. It is a costly undertaking. The costs range from studio rental to hiring editors, sound engineers, and producers. Narrating the book myself will require a significant time commitment and impose additional costs.

As such, I am reaching out to you for support once again, or for the first time. I firmly believe that “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto” is worth telling in every medium. I hope that with your help, the book will become available in audio format, and audiences old and new will be able to hear my voice, my story.

To contribute toward the ultimate goal of $3,000, please click HERE.

Ying Ma Returns to the Armstrong & Getty Show to Discuss Carson, Trump, and Her Book

Armstrong and Getty Show, April 12, 2016

Ying Ma returned to the Armstrong and Getty Show this morning to discuss her time on the Ben Carson presidential campaign, GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s troubles with women, her book Chinese Girl in the Ghetto, and other topics.

Hosted by Jack Armstrong and Joe Getty, the Armstrong and Getty Show is one of the most popular morning radio shows in California and airs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, and elsewhere. The show also broadcasts outside of California in Oregon, Washington, and Arizona.

Ying Ma’s interviewed began at 9:00 a.m. PDT and lasted half an hour. To listen to the lively discussion, please click HERE. For some of her previous appearances on the Armstrong and Getty Show, please click here and here.

Prevailing Over the Welfare State

Heritage Foundation, March 20, 2015

Ying Ma addressed the Conservative Women’s Network in a speech titled “Prevailing Over the Welfare State.”  She shared her personal story of prevailing over the poverty, lawlessness and general dysfunction of inner-city Oakland, California. She drew distinct contrasts between the “welfare state” approach to addressing poverty versus an approach based on hard work, individual responsibility and educational achievement.

In the speech, Ms. Ma also said “No, thank you” to “bossy liberal women” who reguarly claim to speak for all women.

The Conservative Women’s Network is made up of over 1,000 women in the Washington, DC, area who are policy analysts, stay-at-home mothers, students, organization presidents and more. Its monthly luncheons take place at the Heritage Foundation and are co-hosted by the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.

To view the speech, please use the YouTube player below.

[Correction: At approximately 8:14 in the video, Ms. Ma said, “The Oakland of my childhood had a whole lot of economic equality and fairness to go around.” She meant to say the China of her childhood.]