this representation has also created the stereotype that Asian-American parents constantly pressure their kids to be the best in academics
Los Angeles (PRWEB) May 15, 2014
In recent years Asian-American’s have been considered one of the most well represented minorities in various private and public universities in the US. Unfortunately though, this representation has also created the stereotype that Asian-American parents constantly pressure their kids to be the best in academics. In “The Way the Ball Bounces” author Michael M. Morisaki has written an eye-opening look into the lives of a normal Asian-American family, with the hope of showing readers that stereo-types are not always true.
“The Way the Ball Bounces” is a truly immersive look into the lives of an Asian-American couple as they live their lives and pursue the American dream. It follows Korean-American internist, Dr. David Kim, and his Japanese-American wife, plastic surgeon Dr. Gloria Kim, who received their training at prestigious Ivy League institutions and have successful practices. The couple have two children called Nora and Mark whom they allow to find their way in life without the undue pressures they were subjected to by their own parents.
This book lets readers gain an insight into the lives of an Asian-American family, and the struggles and triumphs they experience through life. “The Way the Ball Bounces” is a truly realistic portrayal of an Asian-American family.
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About the Author
Michael M. Morisaki is a Japanese-American retired physician, attorney and real estate broker. He was born on Maui, Hawai'i, in 1927 and spent most of his childhood in an orphanage. He relied on the GI Bill to cover his educational expenses. He received his BS magna cum laude from Marquette University and his MD with distinction from the University of Michigan Medical School. He interned at the Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC and served his residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He practiced medicine in Los Angeles for 36 years. At age 51, he received his JD from the evening division of Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He invested in real estate in five states. In 1954, he married Japanese-American Helen Hieda of Maui at St.Patrick's Cathedral in NYC. They have six children, all with bachelor degrees, two with MDs and one, a JD, and six grandchildren. In 1997, he won the annual James Clavell Literary Award for his short story, Returning Alone to Maui. He has four published novellas: MD-JD, Sex Comes in Different Packages, The Being and Childhood on Maui.
The Way the Ball Bounces* by Michael M. Morisaki
Publication Date: May 2, 2014
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