Listen to the Squawking Chicken
When Mother Knows Best, What's A Daughter to Do?Book - 2014
Random House, Inc.
“I devoured this book in one sitting...alternately cheering, laughing, cringing, and gasping in horror. Lui captures the complexity of a mother-daughter relationship that is both complicated and beautiful. Poignant with a bare honesty that may make you think (and rethink) your own relationships.” —Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times–bestselling author ofLet’s Pretend This Never Happened
As the 800,000+ U.S. fans of Elaine Lui’s site know, her mother, aka The Squawking Chicken, is a huge factor in Elaine’s life. She pulls no punches, especially with her only child. “Where’s my money?” she asks every time she sees Elaine. “You’ll never be Miss Hong Kong,” she informed her daughter when she was a girl. Listen to the Squawking Chicken lays bare the playbook of unusual advice, warnings, and unwavering love that has guided Elaine throughout her life. Using the nine principles that her mother used to raise her, Elaine tells us the story of the Squawking Chicken’s life—in which she walked an unusual path to parent with tough love, humor, and, through it all, a mother’s unyielding devotion to her daughter. This is a love letter to mothers everywhere.
Baker & Taylor
A first book by the writer behind the successful LaineyGossip.com blog shares nine parenting principles distilling the unconventional advice, warnings and messages of love imparted by her eccentric Chinese mother.
Shares nine parenting principles distilling the unconventional advice, warnings, and messages of love imparted by the author's eccentric Chinese mother.