Myreview rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kim's journey from being adopted in Korea around the age of 3 brought her to New Orleans and a new world which she never truly felt apart of and this sent her on a long, diffucult journey, nearly around the world as soon as she was old enough. The one constant in her life, from her Grandparents, was food.
This far exceeded my expectations! The NY Times Review (or ad for it) mentioned some comparrison to Elizabeth Gilbert's "Eat Pray Love," which made me add this to my 'to read' list, but there's no comparrison! I initially reached page 60 and still didn't know if I liked it! I kept thinking "Why can't she just appreciate what she has and what she's experiencing...?!" and then remembered how her circumstances were drastically different than mine (and a lot of people's) and that things change as we get older.
So I decided to keep an open mind and pressed on! Around page 213, I realized I not only liked it & wanted to keep reading to find out what happened, but could relate to Kim on many levels! (My personal lack of heritage/roots (though as a result of a family who was just never interested in themselves and where they came from), having many of the same types of relationships with men, being overwhelmed by lonliness and restlessness, not knowing what I wanted, where I wanted to go or what I wanted to do, putting everything & anyone before myself and my writing...)
Instead of flipping channels before bed or playing around on my cell phone, I stayed up late into the night reading until I nearly fell asleep with just enough time to put my bookmark back in and turn off my booklight! (Not like I can sleep unless exhausted anyway with Hubby's incessant snoring as of late!) I haven't done this with a book in so long!
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*Please also see my previous posted titled "Haunted By A Country" which refers to this book as well.