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READ ´ Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter ´ [PDF / Epub] ☉ Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter By Adeline Yen Mah – Born in 1937 in a port city a thousand miles north of Shanghai Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent ChRy is a testament to the most basic of human needs acceptance love and understanding With a powerful voice that speaks of the harsh realities of growing up female in a family and society that kept girls in emotional chains Falling Leaves is a work of heartfelt intimacy and a rare authentic Leaves The Memoir PDFEPUB #228 portrait of twentieth century China. This fabulous autobiography is both a Cinderella story and a view into 20th century Chinese life The author was born to a successful family in Shanghai but had the bad luck to be the baby born just before her mother's death She was despised not only by her siblings but by the woman that her father married She spent her young life trying to please her parents and trying to bring her family together It is a portrait of a very dysfunctional family My heart ached for Adeline at the numerous injustices imposed on her by her cruel stepmother Thankfully Adeline found some encouragement from an aunt This autobiography demonstrates how one can overcome hurdles and succeedI enjoyed the vibrant descriptions of Shanghai and the historical information about the changing China from 1920's to today Highly recommend

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Born in in a port city The Memoir PDF #199 a thousand miles north of Shanghai Adeline Yen Mah was the youngest child of an affluent Chinese family who enjoyed rare privileges during a time of political and cultural upheaval But wealth and position could not shield Adeline from a childhood of appalling emotional abuse at the hands of a cruel and manipulati. 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 She was constantly a victim to everyone in her family yet kept going back for abuse The things that happened to her as a child were sad and horrible but I don't understand why you would ever purposely keep going back to a family who despised you as an adult when she wasn't dependent upon them 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 She talked about how good Bob was to her for about one page but then just complained about the family she was born into I felt like she did a lot of complaining in the book and was uite the martyr I do think it is amazing that she was able to become a doctor and build a successful practice I think she overcame many obsticles and I look up to her in that reguard It's pretty impressive what she was able to accomplish as a minority female in the 50's and 60's I wonder if she realized what a strong woman she was at that time


Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese DaughterVe Eurasian stepmother Determined to survive through her enduring faith in family unity Adeline struggled for independence as she moved from Falling Leaves eBook #216 Hong Kong to England and eventually to the United States to become a physician and writerA compelling painful and ultimately triumphant story of a girl's journey into adulthood Adeline's sto. This is a bio with a particularly brutal twist It's not a pretty book It's a narrative of a viciously dysfunctional family For those who don't know Chinese culture it's also a pretty authentic look at the old hierarchy of family relationships The nauseatinginsane character of Niang a truly Machiavellian monster of a stepmother pervades the story deforming family life Adeline's innocent and understandably bewildered blundering through her early life is bad enough but the story gets even twisted as it goes along The relentless battering of nasty events in the story isn't pleasant reading The almost Gulag Archipelago like nature of the cruelty in the family is impossible to like It reminded me a bit of David Copperfield at some points Falling Leaves leaves for dead so many fictional versions of family life This is a story of premeditated cruelty to a family member I saw one review saying Why should I care about this person and another which disliked the way it claims Adeline presents herself as a victim with which I utterly disagree I can't claim to understand let alone sympathize with either viewpoint on principle Approving or disapproving of someone's life story isn't a very realistic approach to reading a bio Would reviewers prefer that the person had a different life story How Excuse my mentioning this point but if the criteria for biographies was whether or not reviewers liked someone's life story literature would be much poorer Western readers may find some difficulty understanding the cultural references This is a very Chinese story Add to this the Chinese revolution the rise of Hong Kong after 1949 and the Cultural Revolution and Falling Leaves is a good introduction to the realities of being Chinese in the modern sense History for this generation of Chinese was pure hell The very black irony in Falling Leaves is that the family managed to add so much misery to its existence at such a time in history even while being comparatively rich You will find this a particularly confronting book You will not expect the ending or the logic of family behaviour There are no cute bits and even the occasional softenings of some parts of the story have a range of payoffs A fiction writer could not have written this book Read it as a story and you'll see a book that needed to be written Read it as a bio and you'll see a story which can barely fit in to the book Adeline did a good job of making this tale comprehensible and she deserves credit for that