Sh*t Asian Mothers Say

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Black Inc., Mar 26, 2014 - Humor - 208 pages
Your Asian Mother Says: “You look just like Mummy when she was your age.”

Your Asian Mother Means: “You will secure love and happiness thanks to my genes so essentially you owe me everything.”

Benjamin Law and Michelle Law, the long-suffering children of an Asian Mother, bring you the hilarious Sh*t Asian Mothers Say, featuring the wisdom of Asian Mothers the world over, from “Eat every grain of rice, otherwise that’s how many pimples your future spouse will have” to “She’s just jealous – and racist”. The book also includes quizzes (“Have You Failed Your Asian Mother?”), an interpretation guide to “What your Asian Mother is really saying”, Ten Asian Mother Commandments (Thou shalt not sleepover) and an Asian Mothers’ Guide to Beauty (bad perms, colour, eyelids). With illustrations by Oslo Davis that bring the disapproving Asian Mother to life, this is the perfect gift for the Asian Mother in your life – or perhaps her children.

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About the author (2014)

Benjamin Law is the author of Gaysia and The Family Law. He is a frequent contributor to frankie magazine, the Monthly, Good Weekend and QWeekend, and his work has been published in the Big Issue, Crikey, Griffith Review and The Best Australian Essays. He has appeared on Sunrise, Q&A and The First Tuesday Bookclub.

Michelle Law is an AWGIE award-winning screenwriter who has worked on Slide, Flashforward, and the television adaptation of The Family Law. Her writing has appeared in Women of Letters, Destroying the Joint, Growing Up Asian in Australia, Griffith Review, Meanjin and Good Weekend. She is currently working on an ABC documentary about suicide in Australia and writing a collection of memoir essays about illness.

Oslo Davis is an illustrator and cartoonist who has drawn for a number of publications worldwide, including the New York Times, the Age, Meanjin and the Guardian. He has also been commissioned to draw for the National Gallery of Victoria, the Golden Plains music festival, the State Library of Victoria and the Melbourne Writers Festival, among many others. Oslo has two kids and is married to an Asian mother.

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