Kirstin Chen’s recent book, COUNTERFEIT, is one of the most anticipated novels of the summer, in which two Asian American women grow a fake handbag scheme into a global enterprise. The book is full of twists and surprises and makes for a great beach or poolside reading. In this episode, Annmarie and Kirstin chat about luxury purses, fanny packs, daily yoga practice, and the dangers of the model minority myth.
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Books by Kirstin Chen:
Other Books and Music mentioned in this episode:
Doctor Zhivago, by Boris Pasternak
My Brilliant Friend, by Elena Ferrante
Forbidden City, by Vanessa Hua
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Annmarie Kelly Harbaugh
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