A4P Night with Authors Kevin Kwan and Alison Singh Gee (CANCELLED)
[box type="info"]UPDATE (9/5/13): EVENT CANCELLED due to scheduling conflict with one of the authors.[/box]
Please join the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P), PennClubLA, UPAAN, the Dartmouth Asian Pacific American Alumni Association, the Brown Asian Alumni Group, and the other Ivy Asian groups for a fun night of wine, books, and networking.
We are pleased to host authors Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians) and Alison Singh Gee (Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, a Prince, and the Search for Home) for a fun night of wine, readings, and friends. Please join us as they share their latest works with us and their thoughts on memoir writing and life in general. Purchase your tickets from the PennClubLA website!
To get the most enjoyment out of the evening, we're happy to send the books directly to you. For orders placed before Sept 5th, books will be sent based on your ticket choice below. Orders placed after Sept 5th will be held for you to pick up at the event. Please be sure to include your mailing address at checkout in the comments/additional information section. Additional books will be available at the event for $20.
$10 - Event only ($15 at door, unless sold out).
Ticket Description: This ticket includes admission to the event and light appetizers.
$40 - Event + Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians and Alison Singh Gee's Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, A Prince, and the Search for Home - Best Value! $5 discount
Ticket Description: This ticket includes admission to the event, copies of Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians, Alison Singh Gee's Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, A Prince, and the Search for Home, and light appetizers. (For orders placed before Sept 5th, please include your address in the comments section so we can send copies of the book to you)
Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season.
Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.
Kevin Kwan was born in Singapore and currently lives in Manhattan
About Alison Singh Gee's Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, A Prince, and the Search for Home
Say you're a glamorous magazine writer with a serious Jimmy Choo habit, a weakness for five-star Balinese resorts, and a reputation for dating highborn British men. Then one day you find you're swooning over a most unlikely suitor, an Indian journalist who turns out to be a prince (of sorts), but whose family palace is falling to pieces, and whose intimidating mother, upon meeting you for the first time, examines your hair for dandruff. Would you run for the hills? Or would you soldier on for the sake of the man who just might be your soul mate?
Winner of National Geographic "Traveler's Book of the Month" and starred reviews in Library Journal and Booklist, Alison Singh Gee's Where the Peacocks Sing: A Palace, A Prince, and the Search for Home is a funny, moving and often hilarious memoir of falling for an Indian journalist who turned out to be a prince - it has been called "enchanting," "dazzling," "a modern-day fairy tale."