I am working on a new book on my struggles with persistent connectivity in the digital age for Simon & Schuster.
You sometimes can hear my commentary on NPR through American Public Media’s Marketplace.
My work from The New York Times and City Room are archived online (though not in the same place). The work spans technology, Washington, crime, food, poverty and culture. One piece on the “man date” even inspired a movie.
A 2003 story I wrote for The New York Times on an immigrant family who ran a Chinese restaurant led to a book called The Fortune Cookie Chronicles, published in 2008 by the the amazing team at Twelve Books: Jonathan Karp (editor) and Cary Goldstein (publicist). My book, which argues that Chinese food is all-American, got a respectable amount of media attention, in large part because of Cary’s work. I learned a lot from him and can give ample advice for authors.
Occasionally you might see an essay I write pop up here and there. One day, when we have time, I might help my friend finally write a movie script.
I am a board member of the Asian American Writers Workshop. I’m on the committee for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards. I’m also a member of the Young Lions, which is part of the New York Public Library.