Fresh Off the Boat

Fresh Off the Boat: A Memoir - Eddie  Huang

2 Very Important Notes: 1)I listened to this book and devoured it, I'm not sure I would have liked it so much if I had read the physical book. 2) This book is not for everyone, I think it's a love it or hate it book without much middle ground.


Eddie Huang is incredibly smart and talented.  He speaks authentically about his experiences as a first generation Taiwanese American, getting into trouble, and his love of hip-hop and food.  This book is heavy on the slang and vulgarity. The way he talks about getting into trouble is off putting to some readers because of the way it comes across.  That being said I'm sure Huang knows exactly what he is doing.


This book resonated with me. I connected with a lot of the feeling he discussed in this book.  As someone who reads memoirs with a fair amount of regularity I really enjoyed this one.


Eddie Huang is a problematic person, but he is also kind of amazing, and I think there are a lot of lessons in this book