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As the 800,000 US fans of Elaine Lui’s site know, her mother, a.k.a. “the Squawking Chicken,” is a huge factor in Elaine’s life. She pulls no punches, especially with her only child. “Where’s my money?” she asks every time she sees Elaine. “You’ll never be Miss Hong Kong,” she informed her daughter when she was a girl. Listen to the Squawking Chicken lays bare the playbook of unusual advice, warnings, and unwavering love that has guided Elaine throughout her life. Using the nine principles that her mother used to raise her, Elaine tells us the story of the Squawking Chicken’s life—in which she walked an unusual path to parent with tough love, humor, and, through it all, a mother’s unyielding devotion to her daughter. This is a love letter to mothers everywhere.

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  • “I devoured this book in one sitting…alternately cheering, laughing, cringing, and gasping in horror. Lui captures the complexity of a mother-daughter relationship that is both complicated and beautiful. Poignant with a bare honesty that may make you think (and rethink) your own relationships.”

    Jenny Lawson, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

  • “Laineygossip.com blogger Lui strikes a discordant note with the title of her memoir, but readers will find an affectionate tribute to her tough, powerful Chinese mother…Lui’s memoir demonstrates an undeniable mother-daughter bond that leaves readers with one overriding lesson: listen to your mother.”

    Kirkus Reviews

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