Bich minh nguyen a vietnamese woman who came of age in super white super conservative grand rapids mich in the 1980s takes her place among them with her memoir stealing buddhas dinner at the same time she brings a new and totally individual fixation into the mix for roth america is a blonde for nguyen its a hostess cupcake. About stealing buddhas dinner as a vietnamese girl coming of age in grand rapids michigan nguyen is filled with a rapacious hunger for american identity and in the pre pc era midwest where the jennifers and tiffanys reign supreme the desire to belong transmutes into a passion for american food. Stealing buddhas dinner bich minh nyugenthis is the memoir of a young vietnamese girl growing up in 1980s michigan bich nyugen tells her emotional story of being a vietnamese immigrant after the fall of saigon 1975 not long after settling in michigan bichs father marries a hispanic woman it is interesting to see yet another culture blend into bichs young life throughout the . Bich minh nguyen received the pen jerard award for her memoir stealing buddhas dinner which was a chicago tribune best book of 2007 and a booksense pick it was also selected as the great . Seriously squarespace is making it very difficult to include a twitter button but if you feel like seeing me on twitter i am here
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