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and in particular the authentic ones an admission that in native Bay Area circles was viewed with the same muted horror as Holocaust denial or the use of trans fatsher fingers flew past an array of the graying and bald Here s someone I went on a date with last week she said But he was only interested in you know a nurse with a purse Do not speak to her again Someone like that you end all communication immediately Witches feed off attention Take away the broom they can t fly All ightLinda was satisfied to note that Teddy the alleged future husband of Shirley Chang was at least the same height if not shorter than Winston and had the same pitch black pomade hairstyle it must be a trend with older Asian men she thought just like how all the women simultaneously emerged with the same enormous perms after sixtyMy ReviewThis book was a bit uneven for me but maybe it was just flying several levels over my head as I have zero interest in venture capitalism or corporate lifestyles as those topics are than my tiny brain can comprehend and tends to scorch the little pea inside However I seem to uickly ueue up for all the snark and salacious details mined from this unusual family s tangled secrets and snide inner musings The storylines were complex and highly nuanced with generous servings of azor family s tangled secrets and snide inner musings The storylines were complex and highly nuanced with generous servings of azor wit and eviscerating observations It was well worth wading through the tedious detritus of their obsessive financial wranglings to get to their peculiar predicaments and curiously confounding choices They seemed overly driven and nearly consumed with amassing status and money and how they were being seen while doing so The vast majority of this large and oddly intriguing cast of characters were ather vile although Stanley was full on heinous I was eually epulsed and fascinated and couldn t uite seem to get enough or a full grasp of what was transpiring what does that say about me I have not yet ead Crazy Rich Asians and while I eally wish I had I also know I d actually The Magistrates' Court: An Introduction (Fifth Edition) rather be one This was a well told story of family drama and greed Stanley Haung is dying of pancreatic cancer The family is jockeying for a piece of hisud 7 million net worth His new wife 28 years his junior is convinced that she should at least get half if not all his money His ex wife Linda is determined that he leave his money to their two grown children after all they are blood Stanley s children Fred and Kate both think they need the money and what s are entitled to it I eally wanted to like this book and I eally thought I would I love family dramas and I love learning about other cultures But I could just not connect with the characters in the story I did not care for any of these characters with the exception of Linda and occasionally Kate They all just were way too consumed with status and money I Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 realize this is Silicon Valley but I just think so many stereotypes were perpetuated in this book Perhaps I am the wrong audience for this book Ieally have very little interest in Financial going ons and a lot of that was discussed especially early on I think the bottom line is I needed a little drama and a little less greed Kind of bummed because I t This book is amazingIf you come from a family with no money this will fascinate you If you come from a family with tons of money this will fascinate you too And make you cringe And laugh And yell OMG NO in The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin response to some of this wild dialogAnyway Ieally enjoyed it so Highly The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity recommend I m kinda left with this empty feeling It s like this book lacked heart and there was this coldness to it And maybe that was intentional given so much of the focus is on what a dying man is leaving in his will and who will get what In a family drama though I expect to feel for the characters than I did with this oneStanley Huang has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer His ex wife Linda encourages her adult children to get Stanley to divulge how. Some of us are eual than others Meet Stanley Huang father husband ex husband man of unpredictable tastes and temper aficionado of all inclusive vacations and bargain luxury goods newly diagnosed with pancreatic cancer For years Stanley has claimed that he’s worth a small fortune But the time is now coming when the details of his estate will finally beevealed and Stanley’s family is nervousFor his son Fred the inheritance Stanley has long alluded to would soothe the pain caused by years of professional disappointment By now the Harvard Business School graduate had expected to be a financial tech god – not a minor investor at a middling corporate firm where he isn’t even allowed to fly business classStanley’s daughter Kate is a mi. Much he is worth and who gets what so there are no problems with his second wife Mary after heRestaurants And In Particular The
Linda wants to makes her kids get their fair share given she was the one who was the primary breadwinner when she and Stanley were married With Stanley s death approaching Linda her two kids and Mary will all face challenges that will make them uestion what is No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History really importantThe book gets off to aeally slow start because there is too much focus on business and the lives of characters who Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 really have nothing to do with the story The book chapters between different family members and so you are just getting know the main characters but youe also getting all this unnecessary info which makes it overwhelming to Berlayar di Pamor Badik read Thankfully after about 100 pages you finally will feel like you are starting to understand this family a bit betterI liked the idea behind this book but I can t say I loved this story If you are looking for a book that explores the business side of Silicon Valley and people motivated by money this is a decent pick But as a family drama I just don t think this comes close to matching some of the other books I haveead L. Munatius Plancus recently I won a free copy of this book from LibraryThing s Early Reviewers program I was under no obligation to post aeview and all views expressed are my honest opinion D j vu d j vu d j vuI m not going to finish this because I wasn t enjoying it enough I live here in Silicon Valley So I thought I might enjoy this It s not a bad bookbut I Münchhausen's Pigtail, or Psychotherapy Reality ratheread something elseIf you want to see specific problems I m having with it then ead a little eview I just wrote a few minutes ago or not about the BOOK Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan This is a tough book to characterize but I loved it There are so many misconceptions about the wealthy This book pokes and prods those The Pink Pearl revealing that some clich s have merit and others are complex than one may imagine The Bay AreaSilicon Valley is sort of a hotbed of new money and hungry business startups and the story takes place there This book is ironically funny tentatively tender and entirely fascinating how early the days turned black once winter began Ooh this is a good book for fans of those literary family dramas aboutich people and the unbelieavable shit they get up to It s sort of like a Celeste Ng novel but with a bit melodrama and obnoxiousness a bit like a uieter serious Crazy Rich AsiansIt s a story about a wealthy Chinese American family in Silicon Valley and how their patriarch s pancreatic cancer diagnosis affects them all The similarities with Ng s work are most obvious in the way Wang explores character interactions and tells her story through details and careful observations of human behaviour The characters are in turn annoying and sympathetic which makes for an interesting and multilayered eadThere s Stanley Huang himself a selfish old man prone to violent fits of temper There s his smart and financially savvy ex wife Linda who has just gotten into online dating his son Fred a Harvard Business School graduate who is trying to boost his career and impress his gold digging girlfriend his daughter Kate the breadwinner in her household currently supporting her husband s start up and his second wife Mary who may or may not be lurking in hopes of a shiny inheritanceIf you like books about carefully drawn characters and some juicy drama Family Trust should hit the spot Wang handles each character with careDies Linda Wants To Makes
and sensitivity but also isn t afraid to poke fun at them Humans are idiculous especially insensitivity but also isn t afraid to poke fun at them Humans are The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi ridiculous especially in upper echelons of the business world so be prepared tooll your eyes at times such as when Fred despairs over his mediocre achievement of landing a job with a 300K salary What was Denny up to in the attic What was her husband doing with his life Additionally the mysteries of Stanley s will and finding out exactly what Kate s husband gets up to in the attic every day make for a compelling ead Really though there is. Ddle manager with one of Silicon Valley’s most prestigious tech companies She manages the capricious demands of her world famous boss and the needs of her two young children all while supporting her would be entrepreneur husband just until his startup gets off the ground which will surely be soon But lately Kate has been sensing something amiss; just because you say you have it all it doesn’t mean that you actually do Stanley’s second wife Mary Zhu twenty eight years his junior has devoted herself to making her husband comfortable in every way ubbing his feet cooking his favorite dishes massaging his ego But lately her commitment has waned; caring for a dying old man is far difficult than she expectedLinda Liang Stanley’s fir.
An even greater value in this book It serves as a portrait of a modern generation of Chinese Americans who have been of a modern generation of Chinese Americans who have been to achieve attend America s best schools and break into the business and tech worlds Wang portrays this world with its flashy promises and subtle Philosophy in Social Work racism and not so subtle sexism and taps into an experience that many East Asians are havingight now in America In the 2010 census East Asians made up just over 4%
Of The US Population Andthe US population and in 2013 they made up than 20% of the workforce at Google Intel Yahoo Hewlett Packard and LinkedIn One Chinese American engineer described feeling stuck in between being Asian in Silicon Valley viewed as a high performing and privileged group often overlooked in affirmative action programs but still stereotyped and held back from the majority of executive positions The experiences had by Fred and Kate in this book will mirror that of many others in the second decade of the 21st Century And for those Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story readers like me who do not fullyelate it is perhaps even interesting to gain insight into the lives of Chinese and East Asian Americans in Silicon Valley A valuable engaging eadBlog Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube When Huang family patriarch Stanley eceives a harrowing diagnosis from his doctor his family is forced to confront the Organizing Power reality that he has very little time left They accept the news with varying degrees of grief Stanley s children Fred and Kate can t fully forgive his transgressions from their childhood Stanley s ex wife Linda stillesents how badly he handled the money she made for them when they were married And Stanley s much younger second wife Mary accepts that caring for an elderly man is exactly what she signed up for as long as a windfall is on the other side But no one knows exactly how much Stanley is worth or the contents of his will They can t say it outright to each other but each wonders obsessively How much will I get when Stanley is goneFred s disastrous personal and professional choices Kate s marital implosion and Linda s unexpected connection with an internet love interest heighten the When Stanley Huang develops life threatening pancreatic cancer the successful twice married father of two must put his affairs in order Can Stanley pass on his legacy while his family Linda ex wife of 34 years Fred and Kate his adult children and second wife Mary of 9 years suabble on who gets the fair share of the inheritance I eally enjoyed Family Trust because of its strong character development and its ability to make me think of my own family dynamics Although some of the passages about the corporate world dragged for me I would definitely ecommend this book as a must ead for lovers of fiction Although I gave this book a five star ating I would have enjoyed the story if there was fewer content on the business world However I did Victorian Fashions: A Pictorial Archive, 965 Illustrations recognize the elaborate set up the author created in order to make the ending fantastic which is why it is five stars In terms of potentially offensive content Family Trust is an adult novel with adult themes There are a few swear words sprinkled here or there and the occasional mention of sexual content However these things are few and only mentioned when necessary for content I felt the story was especially strong in the area of character development The author focused on only a handful of main characters Each main character was given their own chapters in order to advance the narrative in their point of view This paid off especially well at the end because I thoroughly understood where each character was coming from in their actions In conclusion I highlyecommend that this book be a must Jack and the Beanstalk: Ladybird First Favourite Tales read Iteally is an enjoyable experience I Captain Corellis Mandolin received this ARC from a goodreads giveaway hosted by William Morrow Books And here is my honesteview The first thing that caught my attention was this cover Is it not beautiful The gold and Landscapes of the Chinese Soul red contrast in such a gorgeous way and the gold floral design weaves in and St wife knows her ex better than anyone She worked hard for decades to ensure their financial security and is determined to see her children get their due Single for nearly a decade she might finally beeady for some Landscapes of the Chinese Soul: The Enduring Presence of the Cultural Revolution romantic companionship But where does a seventy two year old Chinese woman in California go to find an appropriate boyfriendAs Stanley’s death approaches the Huangs are faced with unexpected challenges that upend them and eventually lead them to discover what they most value A compelling tale of cultural expectations career ambitions and ourelationships with the people who know us best Family Trust skewers the ambition and desires that drive Silicon Valley and draws a sharply loving portrait of modern American family life?. ,