Last Tang Standing: The most hilarious, feel-good debut romcom you’ll read all year!

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Last Tang Standing: The most hilarious, feel-good debut romcom you’ll read all year!

Last Tang Standing: The most hilarious, feel-good debut romcom you’ll read all year!

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e. on how easily people are to disregard a female's achievement if she is unmarried by certain ages and conveniently labeled them as a loser. Despite her qualms of not condoning her family's racist beliefs/remarks (especially towards other Asians), Andrea Tang wasn't progressive either.

There was also a short but impactful heartbreaking scene where I let out a gesture of sympathy to that particular character: "aiyo. Now Andrea can’t help but wonder: In the endless tug-of-war between pleasing others and pleasing herself, is there room for everyone to win?Lauren was an amateur stand-up comic for two years and it was during a gig that the idea for Last Tang Standing began to germinate. Again, I’m no stranger to contemporary Asian romances and this fact that Asian families, particularly East Asian families do not want racial mixing, especially with Muslim people. There are many books about Asian protagonists who are women and scrambling to find an impressive guy for their family with high standards. Despite not getting on with LTS, I was pretty happy to try this author again because of how much I initially loved the idea of the book.

Andrea is a relatable, laugh-out-loud protagonist, a high achiever who also gives in to her weaker instincts on occasion. Now let’s talk about my main problem with the book, which is that Andrea is MISERABLE for almost all of it. I love Bridget Jones and didn't know Crazy Rich Asians, so I just watched the film before starting this book and yes, Last Tang Standing is a great mix of both indeed. Lord knows we could all use some moments of escapism, and Ho's debut novel was the perfect way to unwind.Yet when a chance encounter with charming, wealthy entrepreneur Eric Deng offers her a glimpse of an exciting, limitless future, Andrea decides to give Mr. I think what made me the most angry was they could easily have been straight and it wouldn’t have affected the story as far as I could tell. Laura Jane Williams, bestselling author of Our Stop 'Both joyfully entertaining and socially perceptive, Lauren Ho's debut is a vivid read on dating, work and family in Singapore through the lens of a brutally honest protagonist of gold. Andrea spends most of her time working to make partner, but she also longs to be married, if only to shut her family up. Also, Andrea's relationship with Suresh is sweet, mutually admirable, but most importantly, not overly cheesy.

The impossible demands of their folks with their "tiger parenting", they had to find ways to tweak tradition and use them in their personal favor. ETA 3: Please be aware that if you happen to dislike this book and you choose to leave a critical review, there’s a good chance you will be trolled by this person. Several fiery comebacks that Andrea made to her office rivals and difficult sexist male colleagues are super satisfying! There were heartfelt moments where I actually shed some tears, especially when the characters started to show their supports to one another. Andrea narrates in her diary entries how silly and irreverent some of her Chinese relatives and friends could be just so they wouldn't be disowned or disinherited.A smart and witty depiction of navigating the world of dating, coupled with the messy (but amusing) dynamics of family life. From what I can see, the family pressure in CRA is based on Nick mom's disapproval which solely stemmed from social class differences between two Chineses, i.

However, I am not suggesting that Andrea was given an artificially perfect and well-rounded personality. This book was fun, thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening, and full of real-life wisdom any woman can relate to. While it is also amusing to see Lauren discovers the issue of social status and class differences, she also explores a wider concept, i. But having your two queer characters both be closeted, and for their queerness and situations to actually be about straight people, is pretty fucking gross to me.However, the pace really picks up in the second half, and I really enjoyed it from then on—and was sad when I got to the last page.



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