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Dinner at the Silver Dragon

Oct.24.2011

For the reissue of my memoirs, The Rice Room, by the University of California Press, with new last chapters and photos, the Piedmont Asian American Club is hosting a dinner at the Silver Dragon. I'll sit for a Q&A with former CBS5 reporter-anchor Sherry Hu, and I'll do a few songs with backing from George Yamasaki on keyboard and Kurt Huget on guitar. A nice dinner is included ($30 for non-members) and I'll have books to sign.  For more specifics, write Mary Geong at mmgeong@aol.com, or call 510.654.4417.

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Dec.23.2011 - 12:46 pm
Well, not really. But close. In October, I had two books out -- Eagles: Taking It to the Limit (from Running Press) and The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese American (a reissue, with...
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Dec.23.2011 - 12:44 pm
Well, not really. But close. In October, I had two books out -- Eagles: Taking It to the Limit (from Running Press) and The Rice Room: Growing Up Chinese American (a reissue, with...
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Oct.24.2011 - 2:53 pm
I just flew in from Canada and a few dozen other cities, and boy, are my ears tired. Let me explain: It was a radio tour, as it’s called, for my new book, Eagles: Taking It to the...
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My certificate, C-I-R-C-A 1956.
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Congrats on the debut novel. Have fun out there. --ben
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Oct.27.2009
Published by Milwaukee Express
The handsomely designed, slip covered coffee table book is filled with band photos from the early days through the end, along with psychedelic poster art. The text by longtime...