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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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.

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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.