Written by Andrew Lam, Perfume Dreams provides insight into the impact of the Vietnam War on the Vietnamese. Lam is a famous NPR commentator and journalist, and in this book he tells his story of living as a Vietnamese national in California after the fall of Saigon. Lam and his family had difficulty adjusting to American culture at first, and the difficulties they faced highlight the struggles of the Vietnamese after the war. However, the family did adopt the American culture eventually. Although not exclusively about Vietnam, Perfume Dreams provides great insight into the Vietnamese culture as it chronicles a family adjusting.
He is also the author of "East Eats West; Writing in Two Hemispheres" and the latest, a collection of short stories called "Birds of Paradise Lost," about Vietnamese refugees struggling to rebuild in the West Coast.