You guys, I am obsessed with this book. It’s called China Rich Girlfriend, it’s by Kevin Kwan and I could not put it down. I just finished it and loved it so much, I bought his first book, Crazy Rich Asians, and read 2/3 of it on the plane home from Austin yesterday. It’s a satirical comedy about the 1% of the 1%, the wealthiest people in Asia. (And the author would know; he grew up among them, in Singapore). The characters are like The Kardashians on speed – or, more accurately, the world’s most expensive and rare cocaine. The novel is a hilarious and light page-turner, and you’ll feel much better about yourself for tearing through this as opposed to binging on The Real Housewives… Only, the people in this story (and Crazy Rich Asians, which is equally fun so far), are infinitely more wild and extravagant. It’s got a Cinderella story, it’s got wish fulfillment, it’s simultaneously a cautionary tale and (this may be a bit of a stretch), it’s even a lesson in history and other cultures! Mostly, it’s just super fun. And now, it’s your homework for the next month. Get into it.
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