Interview with Tracy Slater on Her New Memoir "The Good Shufu" | Speaking of China

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  1. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary
    Constance - Foreign Sanctuary September 18, 2015 at 11:16 am | | Reply

    It sounds like Tracy’s life did a 180. I am happy to hear that she was blessed with a daughter.

    1. Tracy Slater
      Tracy Slater September 18, 2015 at 3:06 pm | | Reply

      Thank you, Constance! Touched by your kind words.

      All my best to you from Japan,


  2. Tracy Slater
    Tracy Slater September 18, 2015 at 3:04 pm | | Reply

    Thank you so much, Jocelyn! It’s such a treat to have something about the book on your site. I feel like I can now say I have an interview posted on the blog of the #1 most committed AMWF blogger! xx from Japan.

  3. Emily Liu
    Emily Liu September 18, 2015 at 6:33 pm | | Reply

    Wow, I’m excited to read your book Tracy!

    I’m also glad I’m not the only one who’s found that a language barrier can actually be a blessing. When people ask about my relationship with my Chinese-speaking in-laws, I tell them it’s great – it’s actually kind of hard to have a bad relationship if your communication is limited. Rather than focusing on what is said, we focus on actions, and I get to see what generous and lovely people my in-laws are.

  4. Susan Blumberg-Kason
    Susan Blumberg-Kason September 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm | | Reply

    Lovely interview! Tracy, your book is one of my favorites ever. I will never forget your path to publication. It’s such an inspiration to anyone who dreams of publishing or who wonders what will happen next. Have a blast at your multi-author book event. So wish I could be there!

  5. Svetlana
    Svetlana September 19, 2015 at 9:56 am | | Reply

    Hey Tracy,
    Finally got the copy of your memoir 😀 Not sure when I’ll be reading it (incredibly long list,) but probably as soon as I’ll go deeper into trimester (twelve weeks pregnant), if everything works out okay, maybe I’ll be reading it shortly. Good luck on the author event 🙂 sometimes I wish I had something exciting to write a memoir about, but mine life? Seems way too ordinary, and I’m not married nor tied to anyone so to speak.

  6. Pierce
    Pierce January 28, 2016 at 3:29 am | | Reply

    Interesting book, but you’re not a role model for AM/WF couples, since you clearly have always taken Asian men for granted (you waited until you were 39 before considering an Asian guy). We will always be discriminated against because of things like this, but if your husband accepts the situation, then good luck with your marriage, because you’re going to need it.

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