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003    OCoLC 
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019    166382368 
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082 04 977.4/5600495922092|222 
090    TEXTBOOK CRC 100 
100 1  Nguyen, Bich Minh. 
245 10 Stealing Buddha's dinner :|ba memoir /|cBich Minh Nguyen. 
260    New York, N.Y. :|bPenguin Books,|c2008. 
300    256 pages :|billustrations ;|c20 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
505 0  Pringles -- Forbidden fruit -- Dairy cone -- Fast food 
       Asian -- Toll House cookies -- School lunch -- American 
       meat -- Green sticky rice cakes -- Down with grapes -- 
       Bread and honey -- Salt pork -- Holiday tamales -- 
       Stealing Buddha's dinner -- Ponderosa -- Mooncakes -- Cha 
       Gio -- Author's note -- Acknowledgments. 
520    From the Publisher: Beginning with her family's harrowing 
       migration out of Saigon in 1975, Stealing Buddha's Dinner 
       follows Bich Nguyen as she comes of age in the pre-PC-era 
       Midwest. Filled with a rapacious hunger for American 
       identity, Nguyen's desire to belong transmutes into a 
       passion for American food-Pringles, Kit Kats, and Toll 
       House cookies. More exotic-seeming than her Buddhist 
       grandmother's traditional specialties, the campy, 
       preservative-filled "delicacies" of mainstream America 
       become an ingenious metaphor for her struggle to become a 
       "real" American. Stealing Buddha's Dinner is also a 
       portrayal of a diverse family: Nguyen's hardworking, hard-
       partying father; pretty sister; wise and nurturing 
       grandmother; and Rosa, her Latina stepmother. And there is
       the mystery of Nguyen's birth mother, unveiled movingly 
       over the course of the book. Nostalgic and candid, 
       Stealing Buddha's Dinner is a unique vision of the 
       immigrant experience and a lyrical ode to how identity is 
       often shaped by the things we long for. 
600 10 Nguyen, Bich Minh|xChildhood and youth. 
650  0 Immigrants|zMichigan|zGrand Rapids|vBiography. 
650  0 Vietnamese Americans|zMichigan|zGrand Rapids|vBiography. 
650  0 Americans|xFood. 
651  0 Grand Rapids (Mich.)|vBiography. 
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994    C0|bRID 
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