Books and Boba

Books & Boba is a book club dedicated to books written by Asian and Asian American authors. We cover a wide range of genres including contemporary, historical fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, YA, nonfiction, thrillers, graphic novels, and memoirs.

#116 – Minor Feelings by Cathy Park Hong

On this episode, we discuss our September 2020 pick is Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. An essay collection and memoir that reflects on growing up Asian American and the “minor feelings” we accululate along the way. One part memoir, one part Asian American studies crash course, we discuss Cathy’s experiences through the lens of our own Asian American experiences.

This episode is brought to you by HBO. The three finalists for the 2020 HBO APA Visionaries Short Film Competition have been announced! HBO Visionaries is celebrating its 4th class of emerging Asian and Pacific Islander American filmmakers and all three Visionary 2020 shorts will be available to air live on Tuesday, September 29 on HBO andavailable to stream on HBO MAX.

Find more information about the program and official rules on and keep an eye out for the opening of submissions for the 2021 competition and the opportunity to have your short film considered for HBO and HBO Max.

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The Books & Boba September 2020 pick is  Confessions by Kanae Minato 

This podcast is part of Potluck: An Asian American Podcast Collective

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