Review: Free Food For Millionaires

Free Food For Millionaires by Min Jin Lee

Clues to describe this book: American Dream/Nightmare, Finding Your Identity, Social Class, Dysfunctional Relationships

Review: Free Food for Millionaires is about Ivy-League grad Casey Han navigating through her post-college years and undergoing “quarter-life” crises. The author also peeks into the lives and perspectives of her family, friends, lovers, and employers as well. Though this story is an extremely long read, it’s filled with rich complex characters and provides a grim reality of the extreme pressures to succeed in life and honoring one’s parents truly are in Asian culture. Some may argue that she portrays a unflattering light for Korean immigrants and first generation Korean Americans, but the grim reality she describes can be related to anyone in any walks of life. I really enjoyed reading this book and I really liked how the author was able to accurately depict class and culture as well as male and female relationships. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in Asian culture or interested in reading more about the experience of first generation immigrant Americans.

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