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Ben Fong-Torres: Rock Journalist Icon | Booksmith

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 7:30 pm | Cost: FREE
The Booksmith | 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

Event Details

An instant best-seller when originally published in 1994, this expanded and updated edition of The Rice Room tells of growing up with a double identity–Chinese and American. Ben Fong-Torres was torn between an alluring American lifestyle–including Elvis and rock ‘n’ roll–and the traditional Chinese cultural heritage his proud immigrant parents struggled to instill in their five children. Now illustrated with personal family photographs as well as photos of the author with various celebrities, Fong-Torres rounds out his life story with a new final chapter.

“Ben Fong-Torres ran and wrote the music section of Rolling Stone and at the same time kept his other foot in the dark, secret world of San Francisco’s Chinatown. It’s an amazing story.” — Jann Wenner

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, Literature, San Francisco
Address: 1644 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94117