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Waylaid, As I Never Could Have Imagined It

Posted by on Mar 22, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 2 comments

Class was never quite like this. Wow, this is weird. This is really weird. Some kids took parts of my first novel Waylaid, including an excerpt from the Charlie Chan Is Dead 2 anthology that was titled “Late Bloomer,” and made a 10-minute video out of it. Who are you? Where did you come from? Why did you do...

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New York City Reading Friday March 21

Posted by on Mar 18, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 1 comment

New York City Reading Friday March 21

Kaya’s logo. Tony the Tiger says smoking is g-g-g-r-r-eat, kids! Friday March 21, 2008, 7:30 PM Barnes & Noble Greenwich Village 396 Ave of the Americas (Sixth Avenue and 8th Street) New York City 212-674-8780 My first reading at this big chain, which seems to be losing outlets in Manhattan as fast as the old Tower Records. Quick! Save this...

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Get Acquainted With The Stranger

Posted by on Mar 14, 2008 in Asian American, Celebrities, Ed, Writing | 2 comments

I just wrote a column for Seattle’s The Stranger about all the weird people who come to book readings: Waylaid by Weirdness by Ed Lin A lot of great things happen at readings, enough to make it more than worth my while to step up to the mic. I like hearing that someone loved my book—it made them laugh, cry, whatever. One guy even told me that he read my first novel, Waylaid, in one sitting. On the toilet. Hey, it made me laugh. The only downside to readings is when the Weirdies show...

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My Life in Financial Journalism

Posted by on Mar 4, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Journalism | 1 comment

My Life in Financial Journalism

This is my Business Formal look, from my Forbes.com days. Here’s an essay I wrote late last year and sent it out on the Asian American Journalists Association’s listserv in an attempt to sort of jump-start informal chatter and more open discussion. It didn’t work, but I think it’s a hell of an essay, so here you go! — This year is my 15th in the hurly-burly world of financial journalism. I’m amazed at what I’ve been through (being promoted, being...

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Philly and Asian American Writers’ Workshop Readings

Posted by on Feb 15, 2008 in Asian American, Ed, Writing | 2 comments

Philly and Asian American Writers’ Workshop Readings

Well, when I rolled into Philadelphia, for the reading at UPenn I was sick. Just as well, because the entire Northeast was covered in a sleet storm. We were literally falling over each other on the ice as we fumbled our way to the Kelly Writers House. Even though we were about half an hour late, a roomful of people were patiently waiting. While I was reading I broke into a sweat and my glasses kept slipping off my nose, but, hell, nothing would stop me from reading for and poisoning the minds...

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Soul Brother #1 Was…Chinese?

Posted by on Feb 7, 2008 in Asian American, Music | 1 comment

Soul Brother #1 Was…Chinese?

Is this generally known? Talking about his genetic makeup, James Brown wrote in his autobiography “I Feel Good: A Memoir of a Life of Soul”: “I also have some Chinese in me, at least as much as I have black (and maybe a little Egyptian King Tut thrown in for good measure). All you have to do is look at my face–it’s all there.” Don’t believe me? Check page 54, the beginning of the second chapter, using the search engine on Amazon.com. Okay, okay, JB was...

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