Monday, October 16, 2023
1PM HT / 4PM PT / 7PM ET
On October 16, 2023, we celebrated the launch of Curtis Chin‘s upcoming memoir, “Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant.” This virtual event with the author was presented by the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund and co-sponsored by RUN AAPI.
“Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant” chronicles Curtis’s experience growing up Asian American in the black and white city of Detroit and coming out to his working-class immigrant family, all set against Reagan’s 80’s and his family’s popular Chinese restaurant. The Vincent Chin murder plays a pivotal role in the book, as his uncle was Vincent’s best man. The book, which features plenty of Chinese food and Motown vibes, will be published by Little, Brown on October 17. Publisher’s Weekly has named it one of the Top 10 memoirs for this fall and it is also recommended reading by Time Magazine and the Washington Post.
This event was the online kick-off for the book and its national tour. Learn more about the tour on Curtis’ website.