Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780385679060
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Release: 2013-06-11
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Crazy Rich Asians is the outrageously funny debut novel about three super-rich, pedigreed Chinese families and the gossip, backbiting, and scheming that occurs when the heir to one of the most massive fortunes in Asia brings home his ABC (American-born Chinese) girlfriend to the wedding of the season. When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 648
ISBN: 3036957979
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Release: 2019-05-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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Crazy Rich Asians Film Tie In

Crazy Rich Asians   Film Tie In
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 403
ISBN: 1786495805
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Release: 2018-06-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Box Set

The Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Box Set
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 1800
ISBN: 9780525566670
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Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The New York Times bestselling Crazy Rich Asians series reveals the outrageous world of high-net-worth society with humor and heart. Crazy Rich Asians is now a major motion picture. “There’s rich, there’s filthy rich, and then there’s crazy rich.” —People New Yorker Rachel Chu does not know that her loving boyfriend, Nicholas Young, also happens to be Singapore’s most eligible bachelor and likely heir to a massive fortune. So when she agrees to spend the summer in Nick’s home, her life unexpectedly becomes an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers. And that’s all before she discovers the true identity of her long-lost father . . . This box set includes the entire trilogy: Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems.

China Rich Girlfriend

China Rich Girlfriend
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780385682237
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Release: 2015-06-16
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians, is back with a wickedly funny new novel of social climbing, secret emails, art world scandal, lovesick billionaires, and the outrageous story of what happens when Rachel Chu, engaged to marry Asia's most eligible bachelor, discovers her birthfather. On the eve of her wedding to Nicholas Young, heir to one of the greatest fortunes in Asia, Rachel should be over-the-moon. She has a flawless Asscher cut diamond from JAR, a wedding dress she loves more than anything found in the salons of Paris, and a fiancée willing to sacrifice his entire inheritance in order to marry her. But Rachel still mourns the fact that her birthfather, a man she never knew, won't be able to walk her down the aisle. Until: a shocking revelation draws Rachel in to a world of Shanghai splendor beyond anything she has ever imagined. Here we meet Carlton, a Ferrari-crashing bad boy known for Prince Harry-like antics; Colette, a celebrity girlfriend chased by fevered paparazzi; and the man Rachel has spent her entire life waiting to meet: her father. Meanwhile, Singapore's It Girl Astrid Leong is shocked to discover that there is a downside to having a newly-minted Tech Billionaire husband. A romp through Asia's most exclusive clubs, auction houses, and estates, China Rich Girlfriend brings us into the elite circles of Mainland China, introducing a captivating cast of characters, and offering an inside glimpse at what it's like to be gloriously, crazily, China-rich.

Rich People Problems

Rich People Problems
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780385689397
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Release: 2017-05-23
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Kevin Kwan, bestselling author of Crazy Rich Asians (soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan) and China Rich Girlfriend, is back with an uproarious new novel of a family riven by fortune, an ex-wife driven psychotic with jealousy, a battle royal fought through couture gown sabotage, and the heir to one of Asia's greatest fortunes locked out of his inheritance. When Nicholas Young hears that his grandmother, Su Yi, is on her deathbed, he rushes to be by her bedside—but he's not alone. The entire Shang-Young clan has convened from all corners of the globe to stake claim on their matriarch’s massive fortune. With each family member vying to inherit Tyersall Park—a trophy estate on 64 prime acres in the heart of Singapore—Nicholas’s childhood home turns into a hotbed of speculation and sabotage. As her relatives fight over heirlooms, Astrid Leong is at the center of her own storm, desperately in love with her old sweetheart Charlie Wu, but tormented by her ex-husband—a man hell bent on destroying Astrid’s reputation and relationship. Meanwhile Kitty Pong, married to China’s second richest man, billionaire Jack Bing, still feels second best next to her new step-daughter, famous fashionista Colette Bing. A sweeping novel that takes us from the elegantly appointed mansions of Manila to the secluded private islands in the Sulu Sea, from a kidnapping at Hong Kong’s most elite private school to a surprise marriage proposal at an Indian palace, caught on camera by the telephoto lenses of paparazzi, Kevin Kwan's hilarious, gloriously wicked new novel reveals the long-buried secrets of Asia's most privileged families and their rich people problems.

Sex and Vanity

Sex and Vanity
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780385695435
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Release: 2020-06-30
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The iconic author of the bestselling phenomenon Crazy Rich Asians returns with a glittering tale of love and longing as a young woman finds herself torn between two worlds--the WASP establishment of her father's family and George Zao, a man she is desperately trying to avoid falling in love with. On her very first morning on the jewel-like island of Capri, Lucie Churchill sets eyes on George Zao and she instantly can't stand him. She can't stand it when he gallantly offers to trade hotel rooms with her so that she can have the view of the Tyrrhenian Sea, she can't stand that he knows more about Curzio Malaparte than she does, and she really can't stand it when he kisses her in the darkness of the ancient ruins of a Roman villa and they are caught by her snobbish, disapproving cousin, Charlotte. "Your mother is Chinese so it's no surprise you'd be attracted to someone like him," Charlotte teases. Daughter of an American-born-Chinese mother and blue-blooded New York father, Lucie has always sublimated the Asian side of herself in favor of the white side, and she adamantly denies having feelings for George. But several years later, when George unexpectedly appears in East Hampton where Lucie is weekending with her new fiancé, Lucie finds herself drawn to George again. Soon, Lucy is spinning a web of deceit that involves her family, her fiancé, the co-op board of her Fifth Avenue apartment, and ultimately herself as she tries mightily to deny George entry into her world--and her heart. Moving between summer playgrounds of privilege, peppered with decadent food and extravagant fashion, Sex and Vanity is a truly modern love story, a daring homage to A Room with a View, and a brilliantly funny comedy of manners set between two cultures.

Reel Inequality

Reel Inequality
Author: Nancy Wang Yuen
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780813586311
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Release: 2016-12-12
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When the 2016 Oscar acting nominations all went to whites for the second consecutive year, #OscarsSoWhite became a trending topic. Yet these enduring racial biases afflict not only the Academy Awards, but also Hollywood as a whole. Why do actors of color, despite exhibiting talent and bankability, continue to lag behind white actors in presence and prominence? Reel Inequality examines the structural barriers minority actors face in Hollywood, while shedding light on how they survive in a racist industry. The book charts how white male gatekeepers dominate Hollywood, breeding a culture of ethnocentric storytelling and casting. Nancy Wang Yuen interviewed nearly a hundred working actors and drew on published interviews with celebrities, such as Viola Davis, Chris Rock, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaac, Lucy Liu, and Ken Jeong, to explore how racial stereotypes categorize and constrain actors. Their stories reveal the day-to-day racism actors of color experience in talent agents’ offices, at auditions, and on sets. Yuen also exposes sexist hiring and programming practices, highlighting the structural inequalities that actors of color, particularly women, continue to face in Hollywood. This book not only conveys the harsh realities of racial inequality in Hollywood, but also provides vital insights from actors who have succeeded on their own terms, whether by sidestepping the system or subverting it from within. Considering how their struggles impact real-world attitudes about race and diversity, Reel Inequality follows actors of color as they suffer, strive, and thrive in Hollywood.

Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Collection 3 Books Set Pack Crazy Rich Asians China Rich Girlfriend Rich People Problems

Kevin Kwan Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy Collection 3 Books Set Pack  Crazy Rich Asians  China Rich Girlfriend  Rich People Problems
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9123676116
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Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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How to Live Like a Crazy Rich Asian

How to Live Like a Crazy Rich Asian
Author: Philip Choo
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781510746848
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Release: 2019-11-26
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Indulge in the fantastical lifestyle through this vibrant coffee table book! Philip Choo has been running a Crazy Rich Asians tour in Singapore since 2014—and this book will transport you directly there! Being a local, he has insider knowledge of real-life Singaporeans who have inspired characters and places featured in the movie, as well as tons of fun facts about the country and culture. Being the creator of the first Crazy Rich Asians tour, he was even invited by Singapore tourism board to host media and influencers prior to the movie launch. Packed with gorgeous photos, and features on beautiful clothes, homes, food, weddings, parties, and extra sidebars with local gossip (can you guess which is fact or fiction?), you'll learn the ins and outs of all things Singapore!

Bergdorf Blondes

Bergdorf Blondes
Author: Plum Sykes
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780141903033
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Release: 2005-04-07
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you think Brazilian is a nationality, that PJ's are pyjamas and that Beyond is somewhere far away, then you have never met a Bergdorf Blonde. Plum Syke's heroine is British but has moved to America, working for a glossy magazine. She takes us with her into the glamorous world of Park Avenue Princesses who careen through New York in search of the ever elusive 'Fiance,' the perfect fake tan and that Chanel from the sample sale. In a fabulously witty style, Plum Sykes makes us root for her glorious heroine all the way from New York to the South of France and back by PJ (private jet.) She will get her Harry Winston and her Vera Wang wedding dress yet!

Crazy Rich Problems

Crazy Rich Problems
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 329
ISBN: 3036958061
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: de

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Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Author: Edward Maya
Pages: 30
ISBN: 1724398474
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Release: 2018-07-30
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The acclaimed international bestseller ("A dizzily shopaholic comedy crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan. " --The New York Times) soon to be a MAJOR MOTION PICTURE starring Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh and Gemma Chan!When New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan. On Nick's arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan crazy rich asians by kevin kwan.

Crazy Rich Asians A Novel by Kevin Kwan Trivia On Books

Crazy Rich Asians  A Novel by Kevin Kwan  Trivia On Books
Author: Trivion Books
Pages: 329
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2016-09-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Trivia-on-Book: Crazy Rich Asians: A Novel by Kevin Kwan Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! The novel revolves around the lavish wedding dubbed "the wedding of the century" where the wealthiest families, especially from the mainland China, gather to attend. While in attendance, these families show off their wealth and the wedding becomes a contest between the nouveau rich families and the old-money families. The lavishness of the wedding, the luxurious lifestyles of families and friends present, and the cultures and the traditions of the Asian wealthy families all keep the readers engaged in the novel. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!

Crazy rich Singapour

Crazy rich    Singapour
Author: Kevin Kwan
Pages: 524
ISBN: 2226317198
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Release: 2015-04-29
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Lorsque la New-Yorkaise Rachel Chu débarque à Singapour au bras de son boyfriend Nicholas Young, venu assister au mariage de son meilleur ami, elle pense juste passer de paisibles vacances en amoureux. Mais le beau Nick a «oublié» de lui dire que sa famille est l'une des plus fortunées d'Asie, que le mariage prévu est l'Evénement de l'année, et qu'il est l'héritier le plus convoité de tout l'Extrême-Orient ! Pour Rachel, le séjour de rêve se transforme en un véritable parcours du combattant - en stilettos et robes couture... Sino-américaine, pauvre et roturière : bonne chance !

Summary of Crazy Rich Asians Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy

Summary of Crazy Rich Asians  Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy
Author: Whizbooks
Pages: 78
ISBN: 0464904021
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Release: 2018-10-08
Editor: Blurb
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Summary of Crazy Rich Asians (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy) by Kevin Kwan: Trivia/Quiz for Fans Features You'll Discover Inside: - A comprehensive guide to aid in discussion & discovery - 30 multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters, and author - Insightful resource for teachers, groups, or individuals - Keep track of scores with results to determine "fan status" - Share with other book fans and readers for mutual enjoyment Disclaimer: This is an unofficial summary, analysis and trivia book to enhance a reader's experience to books they already love and appreciate. We encourage our readers to purchase the original book first before downloading this companion book for your enjoyment.

How to American

How to American
Author: Jimmy O. Yang
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780306903502
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Release: 2018-03-13
Editor: Da Capo Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from HBO's Silicon Valley and the film Crazy Rich Asians shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood. "I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy. But I figured it was better to disappoint my parents for a few years than to disappoint myself for the rest of my life. I had to disappoint them in order to pursue what I loved. That was the only way to have my Chinese turnip cake and eat an American apple pie too." Jimmy O. Yang is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley. In How to American, he shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immigrant who pursued a Hollywood career against the wishes of his parents: Yang arrived in Los Angeles from Hong Kong at age 13, learned English by watching BET RapCity for three hours a day, and worked as a strip club DJ while pursuing his comedy career. He chronicles a near deportation episode during a college trip Tijuana to finally becoming a proud US citizen ten years later. Featuring those and many other hilarious stories, while sharing some hard-earned lessons, How to American mocks stereotypes while offering tongue in cheek advice on pursuing the American dreams of fame, fortune, and strippers.

Summary of Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Chapter by Chapter Summary of the Crazy Rich Asians Part 1 And 2

Summary of Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan Chapter by Chapter Summary of the Crazy Rich Asians  Part 1 And 2
Author: Kay Debs
Pages: 48
ISBN: 1726460177
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Release: 2018-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Summary of Crazy Rich Asians By Kevin Kwan:Chapter by Chapter Summary of the Crazy Rich Asians (Part 1 and 2)What are the results when a new, rich Asian man brings his girlfriend home the very first time? Simply put, one dramatic incident after another.The two main lovebirds during the center of Crazy Rich Asians are Nick and Rachel-and boy will they have some obstacles to handle. Mostly, their challenge would be to prove to his family that their love is real...namely his mother, her conniving friends, and their daughters. In the end, their love is real, but we are not sure his mom is convinced.Let us enter into it....Enjoy this summary of the Crazy Rich Asians..

The Power Trip

The Power Trip
Author: Jackie Collins
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781250011015
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Release: 2013-02-12
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A luxurious yacht in the Sea of Cortez, a birthday cruise for one of the world's most beautiful women and an invitation no one can refuse. The Power Trip—take it if you dare. From Hollywood icon and mega-seller Jackie Collins comes a thrilling New York Times bestseller, The Power Trip, set on a state of the art luxury yacht off the coast of Cabo San Lucas. A tropical getaway with a cast of global power-hungry elites turns sour when they find out maybe they don't control as much of the world as they thought . . . In The Power Trip you will meet Aleksandr Kasianenko, a billionaire Russian oligarch, as he sets sail on The Bianca. You'll meet his sexy supermodel girlfriend, whom The Bianca is named after, and five dynamic, powerful, and famous couples invited on the yacht's maiden voyage: Hammond Patterson, a driven Senator, and his lovely but unhappy wife, Sierra; Cliff Baxter, a charming, never-married movie star, and his ex-waitress girlfriend, Lori; Taye Sherwin, a famous black UK footballer and his interior designer wife, Ashley; Luca Perez, a male Latin singing sensation with his older decadent English boyfriend, Jeromy; and Flynn, a maverick journalist with his Asian renegade female friend, Xuan. You will also meet Russian mobster, Sergei Zukov, a man with a grudge against Aleksandr. And Sergei's Mexican beauty queen girlfriend, Ina, whose brother, Cruz, is a master pirate with orders to hold The Bianca and its illustrious rota of guests for ransom. The Power Trip explorers the decadent playgrounds of the super-rich . . . and leaves you hungry for more.

Development of the Global Film Industry

Development of the Global Film Industry
Author: Qiao Li,Yanqiu Guan,Hong Lu
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781000092349
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Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The global film industry has witnessed significant transformations in the past few years. Regions outside the USA have begun to prosper while non-traditional production companies such as Netflix have assumed a larger market share and online movies adapted from literature have continued to gain in popularity. How have these trends shaped the global film industry? This book answers this question by analyzing an increasingly globalized business through a global lens. Development of the Global Film Industry examines the recent history and current state of the business in all parts of the world. While many existing studies focus on the internal workings of the industry, such as production, distribution and screening, this study takes a "big picture" view, encompassing the transnational integration of the cultural and entertainment industry as a whole, and pays more attention to the coordinated development of the film industry in the light of influence from literature, television, animation, games and other sectors. This volume is a critical reference for students, scholars and the public to help them understand the major trends facing the global film industry in today’s world.