Bich Minh Nguyen discusses Stealing Buddha's Dinner: An Immigrant's Experience Growing Up in Grand Rapids.
Author Bich Minh Nguyen discusses writing her critically acclaimed memoir Stealing Buddha's Dinner. As a Vietnamese girl coming of age in Grand Rapids, Nguyen hungered to be a "real" American. Her desire to belong translated into a passion for American food. While her Buddhist grandmother, Noi, made traditional Vietnamese spring rolls and green sticky rice cakes, young Bich (pronounced "Bit") craved Ding Dongs and Doritos. (thegreattim)… (more)