Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes, Pranks

Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes, Pranks

Justin Chin / Mar 02, 2021

Mongrel Essays Diatribes Pranks In a time when memoirs are often less than they claim to be and essays do not say enough Justin Chin breaks onto the scene with a collection that is a combination of confession tirade journalism a

  • Title: Mongrel: Essays, Diatribes, Pranks
  • Author: Justin Chin
  • ISBN: 9780312195137
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a time when memoirs are often less than they claim to be and essays do not say enough, Justin Chin breaks onto the scene with a collection that is a combination of confession, tirade, journalism, and practical joke.Mongrel is a cross section of Chin s imagination and experiences that calls into question what it means to be an Asian American in San Francisco, the effectIn a time when memoirs are often less than they claim to be and essays do not say enough, Justin Chin breaks onto the scene with a collection that is a combination of confession, tirade, journalism, and practical joke.Mongrel is a cross section of Chin s imagination and experiences that calls into question what it means to be an Asian American in San Francisco, the effect your family will always have on you, and the role sexuality plays in your life Whether it be Internet pornography or family history, Chin manages to dig deep and uncover not only the truths of everyday life, but also the absurdities that surround them.Mongrel is an exploration and distillation of the experiences and imagination of a gay Asian American whose sensibilities were formed by the maelstrom of 80s American pop culture A unique collection from a brash, funny new voice.

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    About "Justin Chin"

      • Justin Chin

        Born in Malaysia, raised educated in Singapore, shipped to the U.S by way of Hawaii, and lived in San Francisco Author of 3 books of poetry, all published by Manic D Press Bite Hard 1997 Harmless Medicine 2001 , a finalist in the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Awards and, Gutted 2006 , which received the 2007 Thom Gunn Award for Poetry by the Publishing Triangle Squeezed in between these were 2 non fictions Mongrel Essays, Diatribes Pranks St Martins, 1999 , and the ur memoir, Burden of Ashes Alyson Publications, 2002.In the nineties, also led a double life as performance artist created and presented seven full length solo works here, there and where ever Packed up those cookies in 2002, with occasional relapses and the documents, scripts, and what heck from that period was published in Attack of the Man Eating Lotus Blossoms Suspect Thoughts Press, 2005 Continues to produce text visual Book based performance work Book 2 is an on going project where discarded or abandoned books found on the streets other public places are remade, remodeled, reworked into artists books.


    582 Comments

    1. I really enjoyed this book and instead of a long review I'll leave you with a quote from my favorite chapter."And just because I'm in a particular community, it doesn't mean that we should do everything together, dress alike, think alike, hate alike, love alike, and accessorize alike. It's community, not some f*cking junior-high pajama party.Sometimes I think community is just another big sociopolitical pajama party, and is a means of compensating for all those junior-high pajama parties that we [...]


    2. I'm also not sure exactly where and I when I got the language for who and what I am. I don't remember how I learned the words gay, homo(sexual), fag, queer, etc. I just seemed to have picked them up and undertsood what they meant. 8Cowlture means very different things to different people. Identity politics is a maddeningly individual thing, and the joy is finding others who subscribe to your particular lottery numbers and want to play with you at the next drawing. 73



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