Bend, Not Break
A Life in Two Worlds
Ping Fu & Mei Mei Fox
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Born on the eve of China’s Cultural Revolution, Ping Fu was separated from her family at the age of eight. She grew up fighting hunger and humiliation and shielding her younger sister from the teenagers in Mao’s Red Guard. At twenty-five, she found her way to the United States; her only resources were $80 and a few phrases of English.
Yet Ping persevered, and the hard-won lessons of her childhood guided her to success in her new homeland. Aided by her well-honed survival instincts, a few good friends, and the kindness of strangers, she grew into someone she never thought she’d be—a strong, independent, entrepreneurial leader.
“She tells her story with intelligence, verve and a candor that is often heart-rending.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“This well-written tale of courage, compassion, and undaunted curiosity reveals the life of a genuine hero.”
—Booklist (starred review)
“Her success at the American Dream is a real triumph.”
—The New York Post
Publishers Weekly Review
© Publishers Weekly
Bend Not Break
Incredible life's journey of one amazingly resilience woman! Bravo Ping:)
Excellent and very touching story
This book brought tears to my eyes, I love the title and I am in awe of Ping's accomplishments. Her life is the epitome of "in the midst of adversity there's opportunity". I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to read her story.
What a good book! So glad I read its review in the Christian Science Monitor. I have learned so much about the Cultural Revolution in China, China itself and Chinese people and have gained better hope for the world's future! It has helped me understand my Chinese American friends who lived through this revolution much better. In it, I could read the answers to many questions I could not ask for fear of offending. I think we are lucky in America to have Ping Fu as a citizen; she has helped the United States!