I co-authored, with David Shields, I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel (Knopf, Jan. 2015). James Franco directed a film based on the book which premiered May, 3, 2015 at Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival (trailer here, reviews here).
I was born in Taiwan, grew up in the United States, barely graduated from the UW, played in front of dozens of people in a Seattle band that scored a couple decent gigs and a writeup in The Stranger, and when our band and my love life fell apart I went overseas. For eight years. I worked and lived in Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, Guam, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, and The United Arab Emirates, and traveled to over 40 countries. In a move I’m not sure I regret, I self-published a novella, This Seething Ocean. A Canadian press, Good Cheer Publishing, published my non-fiction teacher’s guide, The World is a Class, and Yellow Cat Publishing (courtesy my sister) published my Chinese puzzle book, Chinoku. I pretend to understand Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, and Spanish well enough to temporarily fool people, and have been paid for teaching Spanish and translating Chinese.
I’ve written for ESL Focus, Pakistan’s Express Tribune, Patheos, Reason.com, and The 322 Review, The Ampersand Review, The Baltimore Review, The Blue Lake Review, The Chiron Review, The Collagist, Conceit Magazine, Dark Sky Magazine, decomP, descant, The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review, Drunken Boat, elimae, The Evergreen Review, flashquake, Fourth Genre, Gulf Coast, Harpur Palate, Hayden’s Ferry Review, LITnIMAGE, The Los Angeles Review, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Meridian, Mobius: A Journal of Social Change, The Monarch Review, Monkeybicycle, New Madrid, Owen Wister Review, The Pedestal Magazine, Pleiades, Poets and Writers, Post Road, Prick of the Spindle, Quarter After Eight, Reed Magazine, The Rio Grande Review, Rose and Thorn Journal, Sein und Werden, Sloth Jockey, SNReview, The Southeast Review, The Sun Magazine, The Superstition Review, The Texas Review, Umbrella Journal, Whiskey Island Magazine, Word Riot, Yankee Pot Roast, and Zyzzyva. I have reviews, essays, and interviews at Bookslut, dooneyscafe.com, HTML Giant, The Millions, The Nervous Breakdown, Patheos, The Quarterly Conversation, Reason Magazine, The Rumpus, and humor at the zine errant parent and fathermucker: the blog.
My other blog is Notes of a Sexist Stay-at-home Father.
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