The author's personality shines through the pages

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Susan Lieu's memoir, "Manicurist's Daughter," was a thought-provoking read that evoked a range of emotions. The author's personality shines through the pages, and her humor provides a welcome compliment to some of the deeper themes she explores. I really enjoyed her exploration of the role that food has played in her identity and what it represented for her in terms of her relationships with her parents and relatives. I found her storytelling of her upbringing and cultural background compelling and enjoyed following her journey to understand her mother. In the process, she gained tremendous insight and understanding of her father, siblings, and, ultimately, herself.

One of the highlights of the book is the last line. Lieu gave the possessive apostrophe its moment of glory, and I was here for it. I am also a huge fan of the cover art.