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They have two children and live in California and London. Which of the following best describes you? They’re biased against it because they say there’s too much tiresome summary: Why do these relationships turn out the way they do? I don’t think anyone can argue that this family is ridiculously dysfunctional, with Niang being the sort of psychopathic mastermind behind all of it. At the end though, Fapling still didn’t. This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat Houston, we have a problem!

Ydn written, some good descriptions. Apr 07, Paul Wallis rated it it was amazing. An aunt offered her love and encouragement to leave, and she went with her to the United States where she was realized her goals as a student and then was able to have a happy marriage. The narrative at times seemed very matter-of-fact, and at other times seems to manipulate the reader into constantly feeling sorry for the author.

Falling Leaves: The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah

Despite her repeated denial not only here but also in her other book, A Thousand Pieces of GoldI can’t help but feeling that this particular book is her little revenge. I leavez found it strange that she longed for a I half liked this book. I didn’t like how Adeline made herself out to be this perfect little angel who gave to everyone and just kept getting shit on.


Some parts were well written. This is her first sign of independence and a new life away from abuse.

How does it affect her relationship with her father and stepmother? The book outlines Adeline’s struggle to find a place where she feels she belongs. Creating downloadable prezi, be patient. She went through many realms of Hell with them, even after death, but came out a better person from it all.

My brother and I weren’t friends growing up, but he never was cruel or. Compare the story to Cinderella. Princess Cinderella Cinderella II: I wouldn’t recommend it. It’s her story of overcoming loneliness and despair resulting from a traumatic childhood. She’s more courageous than I would have been. Edited by Marjorie K.

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Naturally, when writing memoir, by definition one does have to deal with the sequence of events. Jul 01, Ruth Bertram rated it it was amazing.

Now is your chance! I mean, she mentions it so many times in her book on the excuse that inheritance is her only way of knowing for sure that her parents approve of her but we don’t see her youngest sister Susan, who was disowned for bravely walking out the door in rebellion against her birth mother’s abuse, whining about exclusion from the inheritance.

It made the New York Times Bestseller listselling over a million copies worldwide and translated into twenty oeaves languages. I also found it strange that she longed for a deep meaningful relationship with the family she was born into, yet she rarely talked about her kids and the family dynamic she created with Bob. Sep 21, Chelsea rated it liked it. Her childhood is only bearable because her aunt Baba loves her and believes she’s destined for success.


What more can one ask for from himself? Trivia About Falling Leaves: Let me be clear: More presentations by Abby Bayat Untitled Prezi. Why do you think she does this? InAdeline and Bryon married but he proved to be violent and abusive, and she divorced him infour years after the birth of their son Roger. But I just don’t enjoy the victim narratives.

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Lists with This Book. It is horrible and unnerving, and sad, that readers of these types of books have been so repeatedly duped.

She and everyone else on her side are angelic. I enjoy reading about people from adepine other than my fapling and Mrs.

It was hard to understand why she would have even wanted to return to her roots. She has stated in Falling Leaves that she did not use the real names of her siblings and their spouses to protect their identities but she did, however, use the real names of her father, stepmother, aunt and husband, while referring to her paternal grandparents only by the Chinese terms ‘Ye Ye’ and ‘Nai Nai’.