|Statement||Teresa Wu and Serena Wu|
|LC Classifications||PN6231.M68 W85 2011|
|The Physical Object|
|LC Control Number||2010035139|
Your mom may be a fob. Through their hit blog "My Mom Is a Fob," Teresa and Serena Wu have seized ownership of this formerly derogatory term, applying it instead to the heartfelt, hilarious, and thoroughly unique ways that Asian mothers adapt to American culture, from the perspective of those who love them most: their : Through texts, emails, phone calls, and more, My Mom Is a Fob showcases the stories of a community of Asian-American kids who know exactly what it’s like to be on the receiving end of that amazing, unconditional, and sometimes misspelled love. Through texts, emails, phone calls, and more, My Mom Is a Fob showcases the stories of a community of Asian-American kids who know exactly what it's like to be on the receiving end of that amazing, unconditional, and sometimes misspelled : Penguin Publishing Group. Wu and fellow Fremont native Serena Wu (they're not related) have written the hilarious new book "My Mom Is a Fob: Earnest Advice in Broken English From Your Asian-American Mom" (Perigee; $
MY MOM IS A FOB is the story of all first generation Asian moms told in their own (unedited and hilarious) words to their second-generation children. Underneath the backhanded complements and passive aggressive emails, second-generation children find recognize the subtlety of their moms' unconditional (and often unexpected) love. MARTIN: Serena Wu and Teresa Wu are not related, but they are both co-authors of "My Mom is a FOB," a new book. The subtitle is "Earnest Advice in Broken English from Your Asian-American Mom. Mom (at the computer): GO AWAY, MY DAUGHTER DON’T WANT TO MEET UP AND TALK TO YOU For more fobby goodness check out My Mom is a FOB and My Dad is a FOB. Chris Anderson is the former associate editor of CNNGo based in Hong Kong and is now senior editor at Huffington Post Media Group. Oh my Mom is Fob all the way down to her core - she is the epitome of Fobness. My dad is a local boy but was stationed in Japn during the war I wold swear he was a Fob too, except he has too many brothers and sisters here to prove he's a homeboy.
My Mom is a FOb offers another take on having Asian-American parents, containing snippets of parental advice from first generation parents to their children. While Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother is also recommended, each book could round out the various authors' viewpoints. The nature of my mother’s relationship with me was like that of a husband and wife. It was a strong emotional relationship. I was her confidante and sympathizer. I thought that my father was an evil, awful man. I felt that I was closer to my mother than he was. I would tell my mother what to wear, what to cook for supper, what to say etc. Oh, what a crock of .well, you get my drift. A controlling mother will want to control your emotions by setting limits on sadness, rules for grief and even discourage you when you want to spend time alone.. She will be hell-bent on pushing her objectives and trying to make you mirror the way she responds to trauma and death. Many times, a controlling mother will rely heavily on tradition. Now that I am a mom, I love to do the same thing, but this time, I do a “Why I love GRANDMA” sheet. To do this, I just find a great Hallmark card and put a fun (filled-out) sheet inside. I give it to my mom and my mother-in-law from our kids: (This was a few years ago when our kids watched the fireworks with my mom on her boat).