Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds by Ping Fu, Mei Mei Fox

By Ping Fu, Mei Mei Fox

Born at the eve of China’s Cultural Revolution, Ping Fu used to be separated from her relatives on the age of 8. She grew up battling starvation and humiliation and protecting her more youthful sister from the teens in Mao’s purple shield. At twenty-five, she came upon her method to the us; her merely assets have been $80 and some words of English.

but Ping endured, and the hard-won classes of her youth guided her to good fortune in her new fatherland. Aided through her well-honed survival instincts, a couple of reliable pals, and the kindness of strangers, she grew into anyone she by no means proposal she’d be—a powerful, self reliant, entrepreneurial leader.

“She tells her tale with intelligence, verve and a candor that's usually heart-rending.”
The Wall road Journal

“This well-written story of braveness, compassion, and undaunted interest unearths the lifetime of a real hero.”
Booklist (starred review)

“Her luck on the American Dream is a true triumph.”
The long island submit

Show description

Read Online or Download Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds PDF

Best autobiography books

The First Four Minutes (50th Anniversary Edition)

On 6 may possibly 1954 Roger Bannister turned the 1st guy to run a mile in lower than 4 mins, setting up himself as some of the most well-known sportsmen in heritage. Bannister has written a considerable new advent of this fiftieth anniversary variation of the 1st 4 mins, reflecting on his studies in 1954, his existence ever considering that then and the evolution of mile working during the last 5 a long time.

That's Another Story: The Autobiography

Julie Walters has been delighting audiences on reveal and on level for more than 25 years, and has been defined as Britain's most well-liked actress and comedienne. Now she tells us her personal tale, in her personal phrases. She was once born in 1950s Birmingham, daughter of an austere Irish Catholic mom, and used to be despatched to varsity in a convent.

Born to Rule: Five Reigning Consorts, Granddaughters of Queen Victoria

Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is the strong epic tale of 5 royal granddaughters of Queen Victoria, who reigned over the top in their empires, the destruction in their households, and the tumult of the 20 th century

Here are the tales of Alexandra, whose religion in Rasputin and tragic finish became the stuff of legend; Marie, the fancy and whimsical queen who battled her manner via a lifetime of intrigues and used to be additionally the mum of 2 Balkan queens and of the scandalous Carol II of Romania; Victoria Eugenie, Spain's very English queen who, like Alexandra, brought hemophilia into her husband's family---with devastating results for her marriage; Maud, King Edward VII's daughter, who used to be self sustaining Norway's reluctant queen; and Sophie, Kaiser Wilhelm II's a lot maligned sister, daughter of an emperor and herself the mummy of at least 3 kings and a queen, who ended her days in sour exile.

Using by no means sooner than released letters, memoirs, diplomatic files, secondary resources, and interviews with descendents of the themes, Julia Gelardi's Born to Rule is an unbelievable and remarkable paintings of renowned historical past.

Le Roman vrai

Très connue dans les milieux féministes et de l'écriture, Marcelle Brisson demeure malheureusement méconnue du grand public. Son récit autobiographique permettra sans doute de mieux faire connaître cette determine généreuse et influente du Québec contemporain.

Additional info for Bend, Not Break: A Life in Two Worlds

Example text

I remember the tahona, the enormous mill or wheel to grind coffee, a stone weighing several tons. It must have taken God and his Apostles to climb the hills of Río Negro with the wheel on muleback. The Hacienda was a mythical place for Mother. She had spent long periods of time there as a little girl. But the house lost its charm when don Andrés Grillasca, Ponce’s mayor, bought it. They say that Luis Muñoz Marín joined his drinking buddies there for a good time. Don Ton Ton also owned Hacienda Albina in the valley of Lajas.

They all looked alike. They had the same long neck, Greek nose, and a strange way of walking as if gliding on water. The people of Mayagüez called my grandfather the Zeus of Guanajibo Abajo, father of the eight Ledas from Olympus. But the swans had their grotesque counterparts in the half dozen gaggling geese that grazed around the house. The ferocious geese attacked any unsuspecting stranger that inadvertently entered the garden, running after him, their orange maws wide open. Rosario Ferré 47 A wall more than twelve feet high surrounded the four acres of land and separated the house from the terrible reality of Puerto Rico at the time.

He was 24 years old and a native of Corsica from the rural Sisco peninsula. He married Monserrate Martínez, daughter of a landowner from the town of Peñuelas. I discovered Estéfano’s story after a visit with the architect Enrique Vivoni, who was director of the School of Architecture at UPR. Enrique was in Corsica and did research on the houses of Puerto Rican Corsicans there. During his stay on Corsica he discovered some letters containing Estéfano’s tragic story. I have a copy of those documents as well as his order of imprisonment.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.51 of 5 – based on 18 votes