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Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Characters Á 102 ✓ [Ebook] ➠ Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter Author Adeline Yen Mah – Helpyouantib.co.uk Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child ofBorn in in a port city The Memoir eBook #10003 a thousand miles north of Shanghai Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval But wealth and position could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and manipula. The book was published in the height of the Chinese mania in America It was the time when the likes of Joy Luck Club and Wild Swan were bestsellers I thought it was another 'me too' and never got to read it until now This is the summary of what I thinkThe good her style of peppering the story with chinese proverbs characters pronunciation translation; interesting peek of Shanghai in its glory straight from the person who lived that kind of life; and engaging story tellingThe bad a tad too whiny and self pitying She presents the typical David vs Goliath battle a tad too shallow and tedious Miseries are repeated over and over again with little lesson learned a tad too simplistic and biased She and everyone else on her side are angelic The rest are evilTo me there was only ONE entertaining moment in this book Her eldest brother and apparent heir Gregory wrote a 6 pages letter to their father asking his permission to become a bridge player He promptly send a telegram containing this very simple advice why don't you become a pimp insteadI don't agree with the practice of mapping out a child's life and to certain cultures this may even provoke anger but knowing the Chinese background this is hilarious It is so typical of Chinese parents to disapprove such flamboyant career and the way the father put a stop to it is also so typical of the Chinese I just have to laughDespite her repeated denial not only here but also in her other book A Thousand Pieces of Gold I can't help but feeling that this particular book is her little revenge I also doubt that she sincerely not sore for not getting the huge inheritance I mean she mentions it so many times in her book on the excuse that inheritance is her only way of knowing for sure that her parents approve of her but we don't see her youngest sister Susan who was disowned for bravely walking out the door in rebellion against her birth mother's abuse whining about exclusion from the inheritance No wonder her brother James doesn't speak to her any By writing this book she again defies her father who said 家醜不可外揚 Family ugliness should never be aired in publicInstead of thinking how brave she was I get a feeling that she was a spoiled little girl She described how she refused to eat fatty meat at all cost when fatty meat was considered as a source of nourishment for children at that time and to learn the value of money by asking for the tram fareConclusion fun read but her other books A Thousand Pieces of God is a better and original memoir and book However if you can't stand another whine from another Cinderella skip it

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Ory is a testament to the most basic of human needs acceptance love and understanding With a powerful voice that speaks of the harsh realities of growing up female in a family and society that kept girls in emotional chains Falling Leaves is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a rare authentic Leaves The Memoir PDFEPUB #10003 portrait of twentieth century Chin. This fabulous autobiography is both a Cinderella story and a view into 20th century Chinese life The author was born to a successful family in Shanghai but had the bad luck to be the baby born just before her mother's death She was despised not only by her siblings but by the woman that her father married She spent her young life trying to please her parents and trying to bring her family together It is a portrait of a very dysfunctional family My heart ached for Adeline at the numerous injustices imposed on her by her cruel stepmother Thankfully Adeline found some encouragement from an aunt This autobiography demonstrates how one can overcome hurdles and succeedI enjoyed the vibrant descriptions of Shanghai and the historical information about the changing China from 1920's to today Highly recommend

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Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese DaughterTive Eurasian stepmother Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity Adeline struggled for independence as she moved from Falling Leaves eBook #9734 Hong Kong to England and eventually to the United States to become a physician and writerA compelling painful and ultimately triumphant story of a girl's journey into adulthood Adeline's st. This memoir of an unwanted Chinese daughter failed to fully gain my sympathy for its author Adeline Yen Mah was born in 1937 to a wealthy family in Tianjin Her mother died shortly thereafter and her father married a woman who would become Adeline's wicked stepmother When the family moved to Shanghai Adeline was forced to endure the hideousness of her straight Chinese hair when she longed for a perm like the stylish westerns had She and her brothers were forced to walk nearly three miles to school And they were deprived of pocket change with which to buy little candies And sometimes her siblings were mean to her Adeline Yen Mah paints herself as a saint while bitterly recalling every injustice she endured throughout her childhood Yes her stepmother was a cruel bitch from hell but Adeline never shares with her readers anything she ever did to a another human being that she regrets And for this reason it's difficult for this reader to completely trust or sympathize with her account What I did appreciate from this book was the author's constant referral to the economic and political changes that were taking place in China from 1937 to 1994 For this reason I might read some of her other books I feel she has a lot to offer the world through her writing if she could stop obsessing about gaining the love and approval of her flaccid father and her icy stepmother especially when she measures love and approval in terms of how much money is given to her in their respective wills