Gift That Bookish Read: Alex Tizon And Big Little Man

Thursday, June 26, 2014

For anyone that wants to get me random gifts (and why wouldn't you?) feel free to pick me up a copy of Pulitzer Prize winning Alex Tizon's "Big Little Man" because it just sounds like I should read this (albeit each word with my lips moving up and down because I have a hard time reading the comics).

Tizon’s book is at once a ruthlessly honest personal story and a devastating critique of contemporary American culture, which spews demeaning and inaccurate assumptions about Asian-American males. If they don’t come immediately to mind, the stereotypes become abundantly clear in Tizon’s thorough treatment of the topic. This is frank, straight talk about race and gender that will take you out of your comfort zone. “Most of us, when imagining an All-American, wouldn’t picture a man who looked like me,” writes Tizon, who is of Filipino descent. “Not even I would.”