Oh my mother! : a memoir in nine adventures

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New York : Viking, [2023]., , ©2023.
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xv, 218 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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New York : Viking, [2023]., , ©2023.


"In Chinese, the closest expression to oh my god is wo de ma ya. It’s an interjection, a polite expletive, something to say when you’re out of words. Translated literally, it means oh my mother—the instinctual first person you think of when you’re on the cusp of losing it, or putting it all together. In each essay of this hilarious, heartfelt, and pitch-perfectly honest memoir, journalist Connie Wang explores her complicated relationship to her stubborn and charismatic mother, Qing Li, through the “oh my god” moments in their travels together. From attending a Magic Mike strip show in Vegas to experimenting with edibles in Amsterdam to flip-flopping through Versailles, this iconic mother-daughter duo venture into the world to find their place in it, and sometimes rail against it—as well as against each other. There are hijinks, capers, and adventures. There is also tenderness, growth, and discovery. In telling these stories about the places they’ve gone and the things they’ve done, Wang reveals another story: the true story of two women who finally learned that once we are comfortable with the feeling of not belonging—once we can reject the need to belong to any place, community, census, designation, or nation—we can experience something almost like freedom." --publisher's website.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Wang, C. (2023). Oh my mother!: a memoir in nine adventures . Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wang, Connie. 2023. Oh My Mother!: A Memoir in Nine Adventures. New York: Viking.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Wang, Connie. Oh My Mother!: A Memoir in Nine Adventures New York: Viking, 2023.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Wang, Connie. Oh My Mother!: A Memoir in Nine Adventures Viking, 2023.

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