Ira Sukrungruang Author Event

Event date: 
Sunday, August 1, 2010 - 2:00pm

In this lively, entertaining, and often hilarious memoir, Ira Sukrungruang relates the early life of a first-generation Thai-American and his constant, often bumbling attempts to reconcile cultural and familial expectations with the trials of growing up in 1980s America. "Talk Thai" is a richly told account that takes us into an immigrant's world. Here is a story imbued with Thai spices and the sensibilities of an American upbringing, a story in which Ira practices English by reciting lines from TV sitcoms and struggles with the feeling of not belonging in either of his two worlds.

Event address: 
A Room Of One's Own
307 W Johnson St
53703-2218 Madison
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ISBN: 9780826218896
Availability: Special Order
Published: University of Missouri - March 1st, 2010