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“It held my interest from cover to cover.” – Qat Wanders, editor and bestselling author.
Poignant and wry, Standing Out is a profoundly honest story that explores the nature of belonging and finding one's place in the world.
Angela had a confusing childhood.
Born in New York City to Chinese parents, at the age of three, the family relocated to Kenya in East Africa for her father’s UN job. At school, she lost friends every year to diplomatic transfer. And Dad required her to blend in while traveling with her parents on home leave to China every two years.
The loss of a brother when only seven, and her parents going on to adopt two more, made for an ever-changing family dynamic.
With a quiet, authoritarian father and a distant mother, she learned early to find affirmation outside the home. She flourished academically, graduating with a biology degree from Yale and a doctorate in acupuncture and Chinese medicine. The sudden death of her father caused a major shift in her life as she inherited the care of her mother’s Alzheimer’s.
Through life's inevitable turns, Angela's resilience and big heart show through.
“The author has led a fascinating life, but this book brings it all back to what really matters amidst all the glamour and exoticism. Her introversion, the last years of her parents, imperfect families with oh-so-different siblings - it all rings so very true to life.” – Stephen Brightman, professional editor.
“I love her writing voice, which definitely makes me want to read more.” –Kendra Crossen Burroughs, professional editor and author.
“A clear style, unforced, natural, with excellent descriptive words that bring the reader to the moment.” –Jeff Wolverton
“This is an intricately beautiful story, structured unusually but effectively. Her writing isn’t just good. It is freaking fantastic. The fact that she isn’t a published author already is an absolute crime.”–Qat Wanders, professional editor and bestselling author.
This is a significant book, by a significant person.
It will appeal to the intelligent, and hard to imagine
it not helping unfurl their wings around whatever
they might most need and want to touch. You did
wonderful here, Angela Lee Chen. Wonderful.
International bestselling PenguinRandomHouse author
Autographed papberback with Color photos
Autographed and inscribed to you personally, with 7 full-color photos. 386 pages, 1.4 pounds.
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