The story Amy Tan tells in The Joy Luck Club reminded me of my life as a teenager. At the time I wanted to disown everything my parents were. I didn't want to admit where my parents came from.
I recognized the same shame as the daughters in the book experienced. My parents weren't sophisticated enough, they spoke differently, and they looked different. They thought differently, they just didn't fit in.
I was busy creating a career based on the “American Dream” and they didn't fit into my American way of life.Read More