Surviving Mao…and motherhood in America

I reviewed Anchee Min’s inspirational second memoir, The Cooked Seed, for ELLE’s May issue. The most interesting thing I learned about Min, given that I recently watched all of Twin Peaks on Netflix: She studied and became lifelong friends with Joan Chen, the actress who played Josie Packard on the series, while conscripted in Madame Mao’s propaganda-theater company.

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