The Next Big Thing: On "Red All Over," My Forthcoming Memoir | Speaking of China

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  1. askdsk
    askdsk March 4, 2013 at 7:28 am | | Reply

    You might consider to use another title for your book. It has negative connotation in western context. But It will probably work well in China because of national pride.

    “Japan will never be easy, but it proves endlessly fascinating; Perhaps, I come to realize, a life worth living doesn’t always have to be easy, comfortable, or a happy reflection of one’s intended plan, as long as it’s filled with wonder and love.”
    — Tracy Slater

  2. Ashleigh Son
    Ashleigh Son March 4, 2013 at 12:09 pm | | Reply

    Oh my! I want a copy of your memoir when you are done. I have been a fan for years and was hoping you would come out with a book sometime. 🙂 I am so happy that you were able to achieve this dream of yours to complete it.

  3. Manny
    Manny March 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm | | Reply

    @Jocelyn. I am so excited to know that your memoirs will be coming out soon and cannot wait to read them, even though I am a White boy with a Chinese girlfriend. I am certain many of your cultural experiences with Chinease men will be applicable to Western men vis-a-vis Chinese women. I intend to make good use of your experiences. Can you tell me the exact date when the memoirs will come out so that I can watch for it? Also, can you tell me where to buy it? I am one of your greatest fans. You are the greatest!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Aurora
    Aurora March 4, 2013 at 12:55 pm | | Reply

    Sounds exciting actually 🙂 Any chance of them being on goodreads first reads programs? I’d gladly read the books and review them 😀

  5. Rosalie Zhao
    Rosalie Zhao March 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm | | Reply

    I really like the title of your book. It’s catchy and I was thinking about why. . . it must be a subconscious link to the childhood riddle (“What’s black and white and read all over?”).

    Wish you luck on finding an agent! Looking forward to reading your book.

  6. Fred
    Fred March 6, 2013 at 10:53 am | | Reply

    Hi Jocelyn. I hope that you remember me. I am the Chinese man who provided you with the story between me and a Brazilian woman. I am salivating at the thought that your memoirs are about to come out. I am willing to pay almost any price for them. Just let me know when and where to get them and I will be among the first in line. By the way, when will he finish his Ph.D. program? When are you two returning to China? All the best to you and your husband.

  7. Tiffany
    Tiffany March 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm | | Reply

    Can’t wait to read it and see it.
    Your love and passion for Chinese culture put me to shame:-)

  8. Fred
    Fred March 7, 2013 at 10:47 am | | Reply

    Hi Jocelyn. Thanks for acknowledging me and for remembering me. If you want another story, I have one for you. I think I emailed you already over 1/2 ago the story of my 1/2 cousin (Yiu) to whom I offered to him to date 4 Western girls. Do you remember the email? If so, maybe you can publish it. If you want, I can fine tune the story and then email it to you for review and eventual publication. Please advise.

  9. Laura
    Laura March 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations Jocelyn!! Looking forward

  10. namenotgiven
    namenotgiven March 8, 2013 at 6:29 pm | | Reply

    Congratulations! I hope that I will get a chance to read your book when it get published. I hope that it will also be available on Kindle.

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  12. Lauren
    Lauren August 8, 2014 at 4:52 pm | | Reply

    I just reread this…

    So exciting. I love the title and the structure is ingenious! xxx

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