Ranier Maningding of The Love Life of an Asian Guy

Ranier Maningding of The Love Life of an Asian Guy recommends Big Little Man by Alex Tizon

Ranier Maningding of The Love Life of an Asian Guy recommends Big Little Man by Alex Tizon

I've never been the type to read books and it's mainly because I can never find myself in these characters. I'm an Asian-American man and more specifically, a Filipino-American man. People like me aren't included in epic trilogies or touching biographies. Big Little Man is different. It's an autobiography of a Filipino-American that blends potent storytelling with ethnic/Asian-American studies. You'll learn everything from the legacy of Lapu Lapu, the Filipino warrior who defeated Ferdinand Magellan, and the Filipino-American war to racial stereotypes about Asian masculinity and sex. Big Little Man took so many of the thoughts and questions I had about my identity and gave it context, flavor, history, and closure.

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