Audio Book

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Raised by 31 people in 28 days
Dear friends,

I 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.

As ever,

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Production for the audiobook of "Chinese Girl in the Ghetto" continues. Listen to a short clip of the first chapter, "Not Enough Nail Polish," about life in the post-Mao era of China's economic opening to the world.

Thanks to everyone who has donated. Spread the word; encourage your friends to support the audiobook.
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Audio recording for “Chinese Girl in the Ghetto” has begun. Thanks to everyone who contributed. We are now more than two-thirds of the way to the final goal. Tell your friends and spread the word.
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