Serena Wu - My Mom is a Fob

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 6:00pm

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Serena Wu talks about My Mom is a Fob ($12.95). F.O.B.—acronym for “fresh off the boat.” Through their hit blog My Mom Is a Fob, Teresa and Serena Wu have seized ownership of this formerly derogatory term, applying it instead to the heartfelt, hilarious, and thoroughly unique ways that Asian mothers adapt to American culture. It’s writen from the perspective of those who love them most: their children.

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My Mom is a Fob: Earnest Advice in Broken English from Your Asian-American Mom Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780399536403
Availability: Special Order
Published: TarcherPerigee - January 4th, 2011

Fob (noun)-derived from the acronym F.O.B. ("fresh off the boat")

Does your mom still make Peking duck instead of turkey on Thanksgiving, own a giant cleaver, or take twenty-four more napkins than she needs at Chipotle?

Your mom may be a fob.