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.

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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.

China’s Economic Miracle

Reason TV, January 4, 2013

Ying Ma spoke to Reason TV about China’s economic miracle and her book, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto. She talked about living through the crumbling of Maoism and the beginning of China’s historic economic reforms. She also explained why American policymakers and pundits are mistaken to laud China’s state-centric approach to economic growth.

Reason TV is the online video division of Reason, a libertarian monthly print magazine that promotes free markets and free minds.

Chinese Girl’s Unwanted Encounters with Porn-Seekers

The Weekly Standard, July 23, 2012

“Creeps on My Website: The Dark Side of Search Engines”

–Article by Ying Ma

It was April 2011, and my book had just been published. Chinese Girl in the Ghetto is a memoir of my family’s journey from post-Mao China to inner-city America. The story celebrates freedom and individual responsibility, but it also describes the drug- and crime-plagued Oakland, California, of the 1980s that became our home, and it reports the discrimination that we, like many immigrants, encountered from other minorities.

I was prepared to get some hate mail. What I did not expect were the advertising links that Amazon.com displayed alongside my book.

To read the rest of the article, please click HERE.

Ying Ma Talks about China and Freedom at Reagan Ranch Center

Reagan Ranch Center, April 13, 2012

Ying Ma spoke to the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute‘s 2012 Western Women’s Summit about China, economic freedom and her book, Chinese Girl in the Ghetto. The summit took place at the Reagan Ranch Center. To watch the speech, please click here or use the video player below.

Ying Ma has previously spoken at the Reagan Ranch Center about the dark side of Chinese state capitalism. For more information and to watch that speech, please click here.


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