Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

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Mariner Books
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5.2 X 8.0 X 1.0 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author
ALEX TIZON was a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, the Seattle bureau chief of the Los Angeles Times, a staff writer for the Seattle Times, and a regular contributor to the Atlantic. He taught at the University of Oregon.

"In Big Little Man Alex Tizon fearlessly penetrates the core of not just what it means to be male and Asian in America, but what it means to be human anywhere."-Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild "Part candid memoir, part incisive cultural study, Big Little Man addresses - and explodes - the stereotypes of Asian manhood. Alex Tizon writes with acumen and courage, and the result is a book at once illuminating and, yes, liberating." -Peter Ho Davies, author of The Welsh Girl "A well-paced, engaging combo of history, memoir, and social analysis. . . Tizon's skill as a feature reporter serves the book well, producing a narrative that moves fluidly between subjects, settings, and gazes." -- Publishers Weekly "A deft, illuminating memoir and cultural history." -- Kirkus Reviews "Written compellingly....eye-opening... deeply felt, extensively researched." -- Booklist "Tizon's candid journey into the shifting and multiplying definitions of manliness and the masculine ideal is revelatory and sobering."-- Library Journal "Highly readable . . . This personal narrative of self-education and growth will engage any reader captivated by the sources of American, and Asian-American, manhood -- its multitude of inheritances and prospects." - Minneapolis Star Tribune "At once a ruthlessly honest personal story and a devastating critique of contemporary American culture . . . What makes [Tizon's] writing compelling is his ability to investigate and explain complex topics, deftly weaving in information from websites, history texts, university research and social media, combined with intense self-examination. His willingness to look inward gives him more authority to unpack some of the damaging misperceptions about Asian men." -- Seattle Times --