Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Read: Don't Forget the Parsley

A great collection of stories about growing up Filipino in a different country. There are so many things to pick up from this book: family life lessons, career lessons, friendships, and litmus tests (which the author is so into).

Truly blessed to have a sneak peek to Lim-Moore's family, which has more memories than hearts can hold.

Alice Kamatis rating: 4 out 5 stars 

Don't Forget the Parsley

Goodreads blurb:

Marie Claire Lim Moore builds on her first memoir, Don’t Forget the Soap, offering more entertaining stories about her family in this follow up. Like her first book, Don’t Forget the Parsley is a collection of anecdotes from different points in Claire’s life: stories from her second-generation immigrant childhood in Vancouver and New York City mix with recent expat experiences in Singapore and Hong Kong where she balances multiple roles as wife and mother, corporate executive and author. Her positively Filipino parents continue to have a big influence on her whether it comes to managing family and career, meeting heads of state and world leaders or simply making new friends. 

From stray observations (everything is funnier at church) and midnight anxieties (if Jessica Simpson gets to go to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, why shouldn’t I?) to life mantras (don’t let perfection hold you back) and litmus tests (would you serve drinks at my mother’s art show?), Claire’s warm and honest storytelling will resonate with readers and leave them smiling.

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