Making a Scene Constance Wu

Making a Scene

Author: Constance Wu
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Book Title
Making a Scene
Author
Constance Wu
ISBN
9781982188542
Named a Most Anticipated Book by Time and The Associated Press! From actor Constance Wu, a powerful and poignant memoir-in-essays. Growing up in the friendly suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, Constance Wu was often scolded for having big feelings or strong reactions. "Good girls don't make scenes," people warned her. And while she spent most of her childhood suppressing her bold, emotional nature, she found an early outlet in local community theater--it was the one place where big feelings were okay--were good, even. Acting became her refuge, her touchstone, and eventually her vocation. At eighteen she moved to New York, where she'd spend the next ten years of her life auditioning, waiting tables, and struggling to make rent before her two big breaks: the TV sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and the hit film Crazy Rich Asians. Through raw and relatable essays, Constance shares private memories of childhood, young love and heartbreak, sexual assault and harassment, and how she "made it" in Hollywood. Her stories offer a behind-the-scenes look at being Asian American in the entertainment industry and the continuing evolution of her identity and influence in the public eye. Making a Scene is an intimate portrait of pressures and pleasures of existing in today's world.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Constance WuPublisher: Scribner Book CompanyPublished: 10/04/2022ISBN: 9781982188542Pages: 336Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/13/2022Library Journal 08/01/2022 pg. 101Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2022Booklist 08/01/2022 pg. 13
Named a Most Anticipated Book by Time and The Associated Press!

From actor Constance Wu, a powerful and poignant memoir-in-essays.

Growing up in the friendly suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, Constance Wu was often scolded for having big feelings or strong reactions. "Good girls don't make scenes," people warned her. And while she spent most of her childhood suppressing her bold, emotional nature, she found an early outlet in local community theater--it was the one place where big feelings were okay--were good, even. Acting became her refuge, her touchstone, and eventually her vocation. At eighteen she moved to New York, where she'd spend the next ten years of her life auditioning, waiting tables, and struggling to make rent before her two big breaks: the TV sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and the hit film Crazy Rich Asians.

Through raw and relatable essays, Constance shares private memories of childhood, young love and heartbreak, sexual assault and harassment, and how she "made it" in Hollywood. Her stories offer a behind-the-scenes look at being Asian American in the entertainment industry and the continuing evolution of her identity and influence in the public eye. Making a Scene is an intimate portrait of pressures and pleasures of existing in today's world.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Constance Wu
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 10/04/2022
ISBN: 9781982188542
Pages: 336

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/13/2022
Library Journal 08/01/2022 pg. 101
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2022
Booklist 08/01/2022 pg. 13
Named a Most Anticipated Book by Time and The Associated Press!

From actor Constance Wu, a powerful and poignant memoir-in-essays.

Growing up in the friendly suburbs of Richmond, Virginia, Constance Wu was often scolded for having big feelings or strong reactions. "Good girls don't make scenes," people warned her. And while she spent most of her childhood suppressing her bold, emotional nature, she found an early outlet in local community theater--it was the one place where big feelings were okay--were good, even. Acting became her refuge, her touchstone, and eventually her vocation. At eighteen she moved to New York, where she'd spend the next ten years of her life auditioning, waiting tables, and struggling to make rent before her two big breaks: the TV sitcom Fresh Off the Boat and the hit film Crazy Rich Asians.

Through raw and relatable essays, Constance shares private memories of childhood, young love and heartbreak, sexual assault and harassment, and how she "made it" in Hollywood. Her stories offer a behind-the-scenes look at being Asian American in the entertainment industry and the continuing evolution of her identity and influence in the public eye. Making a Scene is an intimate portrait of pressures and pleasures of existing in today's world.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Constance Wu
Publisher: Scribner Book Company
Published: 10/04/2022
ISBN: 9781982188542
Pages: 336

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/13/2022
Library Journal 08/01/2022 pg. 101
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2022
Booklist 08/01/2022 pg. 13