The Woo-woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, And My Crazy Chinese Family

byLindsay WongRead byEunice Wong

February 5, 2019|
The Woo-woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, And My Crazy Chinese Family by Lindsay Wong
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In this jaw-dropping, darkly comedic memoir, a young woman comes of age in a dysfunctional Asian family whose members blamed their woes on ghosts and demons when in fact they should have been on antipsychotic meds.   

Lindsay Wong grew up with a paranoid schizophrenic grandmother and a mother who was deeply afraid of the “woo-woo” - Chinese ghosts who come to visit in times of personal turmoil. From a young age, she witnessed the woo-woo's sinister effects; at the age of six, she found herself living in the food court of her suburban mall, which her mother saw as a safe haven because they could hide there from dead people, and on a camping trip, her mother tried to light Lindsay's foot on fire to rid her of the woo-woo.  

The eccentricities take a dark turn, however, when her aunt, suffering from a psychotic breakdown, holds the city of Vancouver hostage for eight hours when she threatens to jump off a bridge. And when Lindsay herself starts to experience symptoms of the woo-woo herself, she wonders whether she will suffer the same fate as her family.  

On one hand a witty and touching memoir about the Asian immigrant experience and on the other a harrowing and honest depiction of the vagaries of mental illness, The Woo-Woo is a gut-wrenching and beguiling manual for surviving family and oneself.

Title:The Woo-woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, And My Crazy Chinese FamilyFormat:Audio Book (CD)Product dimensions:6.75 X 5.25 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:6.75 X 5.25 X 0.5 inPublished:February 5, 2019Publisher:Brilliance AudioLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1721388486

ISBN - 13:9781721388486

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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