Our own Ben Fong-Torres was memorialized in the recent film, "Almost Famous."
Ben has earned raves for his memoirs The Rice Room. The original edition of The Rice Room is out of print, but you can get a rare copy, personally autographed by Ben, through us. You can also email us with the person's name that you'd like Ben to include in his autographed inscription.
Learn how he went from Oakland Chinatown to become a legendary editor and writer at Rolling Stone magazine.
It's been used in high schools and colleges. In fact, Colby College in Maine named it as its Freshman Book and gave a copy to each incoming student.
What other readers say about The Rice Room:
"A wonderfully poignant portrait of growing up American - from Chinatown kitchens to the Age of Aquarius." -Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club
The Washington Post calls it "A courageous book moving and important."
"From childhood to manhood we see his struggles and triumphs as he negotiates growing up in the '60's with Elvis, hippie rock and roll, personal tragedy, and a Chinese-American soul. A witty, moving, heartfelt read." -Philip Kan Gotanda, playwright and film director
"Ben Fong-Torres' voice rocked over the radio waves, and a whole generation listened to one of the pioneer voices to break out of Chinatown. Now Fong-Torres fills his memoir with worlds of feeling, both tender and tragic, to reveal the fire behind that voice." -Faye Myenne Ng, author of Bone
BEN'S BOOK IS BACK IN STOCK NOW!: $15.00