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Single Asiatic Male Seeks Ride or Die Chick

Narrated by: Eddie Huang
Length: 28 mins
4 out of 5 stars (194 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

What does it mean to say “I love you” in the digital age? Fresh off the Boat author and host of Viceland’s Huang’s World Eddie Huang swipes right and meets his perfect match in this short tale of “shooting your shot.”

Julie, 28, Chicago. All Eddie had were her photos - her green eyes and her wayward posture. Who made the first move doesn’t matter...or does it? Off jump, he could tell she was bad news and a great catch. But how to bring it to the real world? That’s what a whirlwind vacation in St. Barth’s is for. Follow along as one man tries to turn his supreme confidence and complete vulnerability into three little words.

Single Asiatic Male Seeks Ride or Die Chick is part of The Real Thing, a collection of moving, hilarious, and big-hearted essays on the modern realities of friendship, romance, commitment, and love. Each story can be listened to in a single sitting.

©2018 Eddie Huang (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Well, it wasn’t what I expected

For some reason, I was thinking this was going to be less slang-ridden. I mean, he has a similar style in prose to some famous US writers, but the story was a bit too dependent on texting technology to be easily comprehended via Audible. I think I’d enjoy this better as a document.

The author’s performance did not help that sense. Unfortunately, Huang’s reading was too fast to appreciate the nuances. I thought about slowing it down from 1x to .75x just to see if it helped me enjoy it? Either way, I wish he had slowed down and given more significant pauses so the continuation didn’t just jam into each other but gave enough room to really audibly hear he had moved to the next section.

The story was okay. I appreciated his apprehension regarding love and—oddly—the bit about performance anxiety when it really mattered was reasonable. But—again—it was rather entrenched in pop-vernacular and I wasn’t into it. I probably just need to re-read this on paper to better enjoy it.

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Unique, Engaging, and Insightful

Listened to it back to back on my drive back from Los Angeles as the school year ended. Read it again couple days later. Eddie has a unique voice and perspective yet speaks on the emotions and vulnerability that we all feel one way or another. A great addition to his previous longer works.

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Don’t waist your time

Bad story. Poorly written. I feel like I waisted 30 minutes of my life. Ugh.

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goog grasp of millennial life, and angst

todays colloqial keroac of slanguage and earnestness that some how draws the beart of the reader in. many books of this era are repellant because of ungrateful and shallow pride yet this one touches with authenticity

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True Sroty

If you don't follow Eddie and his forever sidekick on social media you need too. They have a truly unique relationship and this short story gives you a glimpse into their love lives.

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Why.

I guess others might enjoy such a book but my grief was there any point?


Glad it was free.

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5 stars from a thai restaurant

Written and read by the legendary based fob himself. A perfect listen while sipping saki on the suzukis.

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Eddie is the man

love this short story love how real you are thanks blessing to you an your girl

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  • 05-13-19

Still love it

I bought the book but I wanted to hear Eddie tell the story. I love it more.

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  • Dom H
  • 02-19-19

Decent story. Short though.

Bought this as I love Eddie, as soon as I seen it I copped. Shame I wasted a full credit on this book because it was only half an hour long. Wish if just paid for it instead 😔.

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  • Margaret
  • 08-10-18

Why do I feel like I just listened to a new age rom com?

Listening to this was a surprisingly refreshing funny little journey. I bought this because it was short and the title made me smile and it was exactly that.
A wonderfully succinct telling of a ‘how it happened love story’ that evokes all the same feelings as any rom com. I wanted to be Julie and I wanted to be Eddie but I got the best seat in the house as the friend sipping all the tea with none of the anxiety lol.

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  • Drawing Lady
  • 07-02-18

Surprisingly touching

Eddie is great. The story is great. Listen to it and be moved. I'm inspired to write my own love story, record it and get someone to sell it for me - I'm that inspired by Eddie. And you can virtually stalk the two protagonists on Instagram. On second thoughts, maybe I won't write, record and sell my own love story