by Kevin Kwan
Reviewed by Linda:It’s always more rewarding when you can read the book before seeing the movie. And it is always fun to read a book that mocks the ultra-rich wherever in the world they might live. This novel imagines a young American woman, of Chinese ancestry, traveling with her boyfriend to meet his parents who live in Singapore. Oh, and he neglected to tell her that his family is part of the Singaporean elite, some of the richest, and in this case snobbiest, people in the world.