Maxine Hong Kingston grew up in two worlds: the "solid America," of confounding white "ghosts" to which her parents emigrated, and the misogynistic China of her mother's mesmerizing "talk-stories," where girls were worthless, tradition was exalted and only a strong, wily warrior woman could scratch her way upward. The next meeting of the Mefi Book Club
will be held in MetaChat
on Tuesday, April 26th. We'll be discussing Ms. Kingston's powerful, controversial and award-winning memoir, The Woman Warrior
, and her attempts to discern the truths behind those talk-stories while discovering her personal identity. Please check out the Hungerford lecture on the book
(or watch the video
), and join us!
posted by zarq
on Apr 1, 2011 -
The Morning News is throwing their annual Tournament of Books
to figure out the best book of 2007. A new twist this year is the Making Book Tournament
where you bet on what the winner will be, with the proceeds going to First Book
, a literacy foundation. MeFi is dollar matching bets up to $1,000 for the contest.
posted by mathowie
on Mar 4, 2008 -
9 months ago
I mentioned my Black Book Art Circle Project, and sent out a whack of books to MeFites. So far, none have come back. I did move in the meantime, but paid for mail forwarding to my current location, just so there would be no lost art. That service is about to expire. Does anyone know the status of the books they received?
posted by Kickstart70
on Jul 30, 2007 -
Metafilter now has a group at LibraryThing.
Inspired by the reaction to this thread
, jbickers has set up a group with the name "Metafilter" at LibraryThing. Please join if you care to swap reading lists, see what books fellow MeFis own, etc. For maximum coolishness, sign up with the same screen name you use here.
posted by ND¢
on Apr 30, 2007 -
I certainly appreciate the thought
, and the enthusiasm, but when the time comes I'll buy a text ad like anyone else. I don't think of Metafilter as my personal billboard.
Matt, please kill the thread, or move it back here to "metafilter-related", as that's about as close to relevant to this site as my book is.
posted by dong_resin
on May 12, 2004 -
What happened to the reading discussion? I signed up at Yahoo, read the Tax Inspector, and never heard a thing?
Is there s discussion going on somewhere?
posted by Eric Lloyd NYC
on Feb 17, 2002 -