Happy Birthday or Whatever

Happy Birthday or Whatever

Track Suits, Kim Chee, and Other Family Disasters

Book - 2007
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Meet Annie Choi. She fears cable cars and refuses to eat anything that casts a shadow. Her brother thinks chicken is a vegetable. Her father occasionally starts fires at work. Her mother collects Jesus trading cards and wears plaid like it's a job. No matter how hard Annie and her family try to understand one another, they often come up hilariously short.

But in the midst of a family crisis, Annie comes to realize that the only way to survive one another is to stick together . . . as difficult as that might be. Annie Choi's Happy Birthday or Whatever is a sidesplitting, eye-opening, and transcendent tale of coping with an infuriating, demanding, but ultimately loving Korean family.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780061132223
0061132225
Branch Call Number: 974.71
Characteristics: 242 p. ; 21 cm.

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lhkara Sep 06, 2012

Hilarious. You don't have to be Korean to recognize your own family in this book.

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