I just completed reading (and would not recommend) Eddie Huang’s Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food, and Broken Hearts in China. Consider me a glutton for punishment, but while I was greatly disappointed with his first book, this had even far less to like than that one.
Huang is an incredibly gifted business entrepreneur but falls short as a social commentator. Double Cup is full of slang and profanity – a wave of criticism (full of generalizations and contradictions) bringing about little to no solutions. I feel for him. I really do. But this will most likely be the last book I read of his.
If you do decide to pick up a copy then feel free to share your experience. I would love to carry on the conversation with you….