Free Food for Millionaires, Min Jin Lee
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Free Food for Millionaires

Author: Min Jin Lee

Narrator: Jennifer Sun Bell

Unabridged: 25 hr 13 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Hachette Audio

Published: 05/05/2020

Genre: Fiction - Asian American

Synopsis

In this One Book, One New York 2019 nominee from the author of National Book Award Finalist Pachinko, the Korean-American daughter of first-generation immigrants strives to join Manhattan's inner circle.Meet Casey Han: a strong-willed, Queens-bred daughter of Korean immigrants immersed in a glamorous Manhattan lifestyle she can't afford. Casey is eager to make it on her own, away from the judgements of her parents' tight-knit community, but she soon finds that her Princeton economics degree isn't enough to rid her of ever-growing credit card debt and a toxic boyfriend. When a chance encounter with an old friend lands her a new opportunity, she's determined to carve a space for herself in a glittering world of privilege, power, and wealth-but at what cost?Set in a city where millionaires scramble for the free lunches the poor are too proud to accept, this sharp-eyed epic of love, greed, and ambition is a compelling portrait of intergenerational strife, immigrant struggle, and social and economic mobility. Addictively readable, Min Jin Lee's bestselling debut Free Food for Millionaires exposes the intricate layers of a community clinging to its old ways in a city packed with haves and have-nots.

About the Author

You know that you have reached a pinnacle in your career, if you become a Double Jeopardy clue on the popular television show Jeopardy. Min Jin Lee was given that unique honor in July of 2018 under the category of, "Literary Types". Lee is definitely one of the best of the premier fiction writers in the world. She has received more awards and more notoriety than many other authors combined. Her novel, Pachinko, written in 2017, was the main work that garnered Lee such literary praise from all levels of critics, among them being an Adweek Creative 100, which placed her among the 10 Writers and Editors Who are Changing the National Conversation.

Lee was born in Seoul, South Korea, but her family came to the United States in 1976. She grew up in Elmhurst, Queens, New York from the age of 7. She spent much of her time in the library, where she learned to read and write. After earning her degrees, Lee worked as a corporate lawyer in New York for several years before she began her writing career in earnest. She has lectured at prestigious universities and colleges around the world. She now lives in New York with her son, Sam and her husband Christopher Duffy.

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