I finished this book a week ago and have been waiting to post a review about it. Spoilers will occur, so run away screaming if you want to read it. This is an inspiring autobiography about Da's childhood growing up in Mao Zedong's regime. Da's grandfather was a landlord and so his family was made poor farmers (during the communist revolution bourgeois people's status was lowered to peasant farmer). Da was a wonderful student, but once seeing that his grandfather being a landlord wouldn't allow him to progress farther in his schooling he kept trying. he got involved with several shady gangs and friends. He eventually got out of this rut in his life due to seeing his test scores and being publicly embarrassed after Mao Zedong died. He began to study and got an English tutor whom owned a dog- the book will explain that dog owning part. He got fantastic scores on his college exams due to Peking Man- again, read the book. He then went on to go to university in Beijing- the Haravard or M.I.T. of China back then. Now for the review! Since I can't really critique a person's life but I can critique their writing- and I will. Da added in some bits of humor that kept the story going on nicely- after all the sadness of being a poor farmer you gotta have some humor! It was always very moving- even in the funny parts. It was inspiring- it really made me rethink my life and how lucky I am. Anyways, that's more of a "Omigosh I loved this book" rant, but whatevs. READ. THE. BOOK. NOW. Have a lovely day! ^_^
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