I was interests in the story but it did move slowly at times. The author seemed to spend a long time describing elements which weren't really all that crucial to the story
Did you know how much better off the wealthy and politically connected of America are than the poorest class of China? Would you like to pretend that a Chinese immigrant would be able to seamlessly enter the American upper class and that George Bush would do him personal favors? Would you like to bash China for all of their crimes while ignoring their 7% growth rate and historic amount of people lifted out of poverty? Would you like to pretend that life in America is highly privileged for everyone? Here's a book for you. Long live Reagan.
Wasn't sure about if I would like it but the title grabbed me and took off from the word go! There are a few cuss words but I wouldn't object to listening with preteens or older!
Never being a fan of ballet and not being very familiar with China history made me hesitant about this book but I do like autobiographical books so I gave it a go. I'm so glad I did! Definitely the best memoir I've listened to or read. It's opened up a whole new avenue of book ventures for me to discover. I absolutely would recommend this jewel of a story to anybody. I loved it.
Mao's Last Dancer is an enthralling story, well written and supberly narrated. Li Cunxin's biography humanises life behind Mao's iron curtain, and is a great story of personal courage. Reads more like a novel than a dry biography, and the narrator brings the personalities to life.