May 9, 2013
Happy Mother’s Day weekend! To begin the celebration early, check out the essay I wrote for the Modern Love section of The New York Times. It’s online now; the print version will appear in the Sunday paper.
Overfed on a Mother’s Affection
By SUNG J. WOO
My mother held out a Tupperware container of chicken thighs and drumsticks, roasted with kimchi, bell peppers, onions and scallions. It’s a great dish, one of my favorites.
“No,” I said.
My mother and I don’t fight often nowadays, because I’m 41 and she’s 72 and we lead separate lives. I see her once every two weeks. She makes me lunch, we shop at Costco, she makes me dinner, then she sends me off with grocery bags full of her cooking.
We’ve been on this schedule for the last eight years, since my father passed away. But on this evening, near the end of my visit to her senior apartment, I could tell we were going to argue.
“Just take it,” she said.
“It’s just one more.” There was an edge to her voice. “Why are you being difficult?”
May 1, 2013
The podcast and the essay are already out there, but the actual broadcast of my essay is happening today, sometime between 6 and 9 am and then again between 4pm and 8pm on WNYC, via 93.9 FM and AM 820. So if you the type to listen to the radio live, tune in!
March 10, 2013
I’ll be at the Great Neck Library next Sunday for an Asian-American Authors Roundtable!
Sunday March 17, 2013
2:00PM – 4:00PM
Authors@GNL Asian-American Authors Roundtable
Contact: Jonathan Aubrey 466-8055, ext. 219
Authors will discuss their experiences as Asian-American writers. This program will include audience Q&A, book raffles, book signings, and author readings.
December 5, 2012
Next Tuesday, I’ll be reading with some fantastic authors at the LREI. Check out the cool flyer!
October 24, 2012
The World Series starts tonight, and I thought for sure the sports section of the Onion would’ve had a story like this. But there isn’t, so here’s my homage.
A-Rod Benched for World Series Game One
SAN FRANCISCO–San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy has released the lineup for the first game of the 2012 World Series, and once again, slumping third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been benched.
“Alex is going through some struggles right now, and I’m afraid this is what we need to do for the good of the team,” Bochy said.
Jim Leyland, the manager of the Detroit Tigers, has also released his lineup, and Rodriguez is not on the roster.
“We could not have gotten here without A-Rod, but this is the World Series. To win four games, we’ll have to make some tough choices,” Leyland said.
Rodriguez, who is currently sitting on a bench in Central Park, could not be reached for comment.