Blog Tour: Christine Son’s “Off the Menu”

I love “chick-lit,” also known as fiction written for and targeted to young, working women in their twenties and thirties.  I must say, it’s about time chick-lit is written by and for Asian American women, and Christine Son’s Off the Menu does just that.  Intertwining the lives of three best friends — Hercules Huang, Whitney Lee and Audrey Henley, Son paints a picture of three very distinguished lives, careers and passions, and the friendship that glues them together.

Hercules is a top chef with her own restaurant of fine-dining and line of cookware.  Whitney is a corporate lawyer with an Ivy League education and a hidden passion for singing.  Audrey is a schoolteacher and adopted daughter of Texas billionaires.  Over good food and laughs, the three share their stories and struggles, and over a weekend vacation, discover what they want more in life.

Highlighting themes like cultural assimilation, adoption and generational misunderstandings, Off the Menu illustrates some of the complexities and realities of being Asian American.  While Hercules, Whitney and Audrey challenge their parents’ expectations, struggle to climb the corporate ladder and fall in limbo and in love, you are bound to journey with these characters as they delve into the intersections of life — friendship, family, love and happiness.

Off the Menu is a book many can relate to — building courage, pursuing passion and finding oneself. So, what are your favorite chick-lit books?

(Visit Christine’s website and visit her blog! Thanks to TLC Book Tours for asking me to be a part of my very first Blog Tour!)

Follow the rest of Christine Son’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:

Wednesday, November 12th: Savvy Verse and Wit
Thursday, November 13th: In The Pages
Friday, November 14th: She is Too Fond of Books
Monday, November 17th: Planet Books
Tuesday, November 18th: B & B ex Libris
Wednesday, November 19th: DISGRASIAN
Thursday, November 20th: Booking Mama
Monday, November 24th: The Literate Housewife Review
Tuesday, November 25th: Feminist Review
Wednesday, November 26th: Diary of an Eccentric
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About Connie

Although Connie Chung shares a famous journalist's name, she wants to forge an original path of her own. An aspiring world traveler, she has backpacked through Ecuador, campaigned in the Netherlands and served as a student ambassador in South Korea. Aside from majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies, Connie recently directed "The Vagina Monologues" at UC Berkeley. As a graduating senior, she is currently seeking employment..after learning how to harvest grapes in Australia and surfing in New Zealand this summer, that is. Explore the world of wonders with Connie at
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