Fresh Off the Boat: When parents hurt more than heal

I’ll be honest everyone– I actually read this book a couple weeks ago, and have simply been mulling over what to write ever since. Finally, I figured I’d jump right in, and see if I can make this thought sound coherent.   Despite being loosely based off the text, ABC’s Fresh off the Boat is nothing like the book of the same name by restauranteur Eddie Huang. In the show, Constance Wu, a beautiful actress and thoughtful commentator on the state of Asians in American pop culture, contributes to a comedy about Asian-American life in common suburbs. Viewers laugh along, similarly to…

Book Review | The Cook Up, by D.Watkins

This is post 100, everyone!  From the affirmations on the back of the hardcover, I knew I was dealing with someone who had a finger on the pulse of Baltimore. I’m from Maryland, but admittedly, this isn’t my Maryland. Small as it may be, Maryland doesn’t get enough credit for being incredibly socioeconomically, politically, and topographically diverse as it truly is. Were I to write a book about my experiences, Deray Mckesson and David Simon wouldn’t see any reason the provide a testimonial. So yes, comparisons to The Wire abound, but that’s a cop out. The Wire is arguably “urban…