Sandra Tsing Loh is a wonderful writer. This book and her set of essays "Depth Takes a Holiday" showcase a new talent. She combines humor with a tight, very easy, flowing language. "Aliens In America" consists of 3 essays, each about her family and her father -- the retired aerospace engineer who decides to import another wife from China. This is a very insightful, fun book. It's short and will leave you asking for more. Follow this lady, she's good. She'll probably be the Dorothy Parker of 2000 and beyond.