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Amy Tan

Dame Edna on Fame, the Prostate Olympics and Her Glorious Goodbye

Greg Archer | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
Greg Archer

Dame Edna Everage's "possums" near and far might be fretting over the news that the savage, self-proclaimed international superstar is taking a bow after her current U.S. tour fades to black next month.

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - Authors, Books, Reading and Literacy

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 05.11.2015 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

What are you reading? What was the last book you read? These are two of my favorite questions to ask in order to jump start a conversation with an old friend or a new acquaintance.

Making Asian American Women Visible: The Joy Luck Club

Grace Ji-Sun Kim | Posted 01.19.2015 | Books
Grace Ji-Sun Kim

Asian Americans are grateful to Tan for writing a novel that gives some visibility to a concealed minority group. Her novel gives a voice to young people who struggle to articulate the relational dynamics that they experience as they grow up with immigrant parents.

The Boomer List: A Portrait of a Generation: An Interview With Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Donald Liebenson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Donald Liebenson

As with his previous films, "The Black List," "The Latino List" and "The Out List," "The Boomer List" focuses on singular individuals who speak directly to the camera about their journeys, the challenges they faced, and what they've learned.

Amy Tan's Valley of Amazement and Sex You Don't Want

Audrey Wang | Posted 02.18.2014 | Books
Audrey Wang

I have a complicated relationship with Amy Tan. Reading The Joy Luck Club as a pre-teen, I didn't really relate to the chess-playing genius or the woman stuck in her unhappy marriage, but I thought the overwrought story important for delving into the turbulent, painful history of China

The Book We're Talking About This Week

Posted 11.10.2013 | Books

"The Valley of Amazement" by Amy Tan Ecco, $29.99 Published November 5, 2013 What is it about? While thumbing through a book she found during ...

Free eBook Excerpts!

AP | Posted 07.13.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Upcoming novels by Sue Grafton, Elizabeth Gilbert and Wally Lamb are among 40 fall and winter releases excerpted in a free e-book. "Bu...

10 Neat Resources to Re-Fashion Our (Life) Styles

Kaity Tsui | Posted 08.19.2012 | Style
Kaity Tsui

As we go through the motions and figure out what works for our bodies as well as our closets, it's amazing how we -- by choice or not -- are part of the fashion world, a living, breathing, constantly evolving system.

Literary References In The Simpsons

Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

With the 23rd season of The Simpsons premiering on Sunday, America's longest-running sitcom is still going strong. Despite the perennial complaints ab...

Many a City Is 'Title Town'

Dave Astor | Posted 09.06.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

Do you read so much fiction that visiting a city almost always reminds you of certain novels?

The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...

Eat Pray Naked Lunch And The Best Bad Literary Mashups

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

Literary mashups have invaded bookstores everywhere, blending beloved stories, characters and real-life historical figures with the unlikeliest of ingredients.

The 15 Most Overrated Contemporary American Writers (PHOTOS)

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Are the writers receiving the major awards and official recognition really the best writers today? Or are they overrated mediocrities with little claim to recognition by posterity?

TED Talks: Best Author Appearances Of The Past, And This Year's Line Up (VIDEOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

TED talks--the buzz for this once underground conference gets louder every year in its celebration of the creative, expanding our sense of the possibl...

Jennifer Weiner To Join Author Rock Band 'Rock Bottom Remainders' For New Tour

The Wall Street Journal | Dawn Fallik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jennifer Weiner may have hit the top of the book lists with her best-selling novels, including "Good In Bed" and "In Her Shoes." But she's trading in...

I Called Amy Tan A Dirty Word--And Then She Friended Me

Deanna Fei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Deanna Fei

When I said that "Amy Tan" had become a dirty word, I meant it in the full sense: a taboo, a line drawn in the sand, a barrier to understanding. I don't know if that came through.

Rockbottom Remainders: Garage Band Members Stephen King, Amy Tan, Scott Turow Play Tour

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The all-star, all-author rock group Rock Bottom Remainders--featuring the likes of writers and authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, ...

Stephen King Does Spooky Voiceover On Rock Album

The Guardian | Alison Flood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Carrie to It, his horror novels mean Stephen King is already something close to the voice of nightmare for many, but now the bestselling writer i...

Why I Don't Want to Be the Next Amy Tan

Celeste Ng | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Celeste Ng

Let's focus on the writing itself: the characters, the language, the narrative style. Because if a review compared me to Amy Tan on those measures, rather than on just our shared culture, I'd be proud.

A Near TED Experience

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ann Medlock

A few weeks ago I was asked to talk at TEDxPugetSound, one of the many regional "franchises" that are now springing up. I was allotted 10 minutes to talk about "Global Heroes."

Authors Get Political: Who Gives What

Huffington Post | Katherine Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

You read their books, but did you ever wonder their politics? Here's a look at what your favorite authors have given to the 2008 presidential candidat...