Reed Rainier Chapter Reading Group - The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker by Eric Liu

The Accidental Asian by Eric Liu

Location: The home of Peter Greenfield ’67

Reading-group meetings start at 7:30 pm, and generally end around 9:30. Anyone who has read the month’s selection is invited to take part; new participants are welcome, and no long-term commitment is required. If you plan to attend, please e-mail or call the hosts at least two days before the meeting, so they will know how many people to expect, and so you may be notified in the event that the location should change, as sometimes happens. 

Please direct questions or suggestions to  

A list of books discussed by the group from 1991 through the beginning of this year may be found at the following URL:

About The Accidental Asian:

In addition to telling his own engaging family story, Eric Liu offers an open-minded exploration of both some of the pressures Americans experience to fit into an array of socially constructed categories and of the functions and value of the categories themselves.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. had this to say: "Eric Liu has written a powerful memoir, a memoir that renders the Asian American experience with a depth and a passion reminiscent of Richard Wright's Black Boy. It is a major contribution to the literature that defines what it means to be an American."

Here is a link to a New York Times review of The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker.

Eric Liu was recently interviewed on the KCTS9 program "Crosscut Now."

RSVP: To by August 19

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at 7:30pm

The home of Peter Greenfield ’67

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