Beware of the Chinese Mama: Novel Excerpts About the Chinese Mama-fioso
by Melissa Yuan-Innes
"Why don't you write about your mother, like Amy Tan?" said a friend.
I resisted, but my mother crept into my writing. Is she a tiger mother? Not strict enough. Dragon lady? Too disorganized. Girl yelling "Me love you long time?" Uh, try another era. My mother defies stereotype.
For my friend, and for anyone else who likes, or fears, or is a Chinese Mama, read and weep over the Chinese mama-fioso.