Stay true : a memoir

Book Cover
Average Rating
New York : Doubleday, [2022].
Central - Adult Biography
1 available
Courthouse - Adult Biography
1 available


LocationCall NumberStatusDue Date
Central - Adult BiographyB HSU HChecked OutJuly 3, 2024
Central - Adult BiographyB HSU HAvailable
Aurora Hills - Adult Biography - NEWB HSU HChecked OutJuly 2, 2024
Courthouse - Adult BiographyB HSU HChecked OutJuly 13, 2024
Courthouse - Adult BiographyB HSU HAvailable
Show All Copies


Loading Description...

More Details

New York : Doubleday, [2022].
Physical Desc
196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


"From the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu, a gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art. In the eyes of 18-year-old Hua Hsu, the problem with Ken-with his passion for Dave Matthews, Abercrombie & Fitch, and his fraternity-is that he is exactly like everyone else. Ken, whose Japanese American family has been in the United States for generations, is mainstream; for Hua, a first-generation Taiwanese American who has a 'zine and haunts Bay Area record shops, Ken represents all that he defines himself in opposition to. The only thing Hua and Ken have in common is that, however they engage with it, American culture doesn't seem to have a place for either of them. But despite his first impressions, Hua and Ken become best friends, a friendship built of late-night conversations over cigarettes, long drives along the California coast, and the textbook successes and humiliations of everyday college life. And then violently, senselessly, Ken is gone, killed in a carjacking, not even three years after the day they first meet. Determined to hold on to all that was left of his best friend-his memories-Hua turned to writing. Stay True is the book he's been working on ever since. A coming-of-age story that details both the ordinary and extraordinary, Stay True is a bracing memoir about growing up, and about moving through the world in search of meaning and belonging"--,Provided by publisher.

Also in this Series

Checking series information...

More Like This

Loading more titles like this title...

Other Editions and Formats

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Hsu, H. (2022). Stay true: a memoir (First edition.). Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hsu, Hua, 1977-. 2022. Stay True: A Memoir. Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Hsu, Hua, 1977-. Stay True: A Memoir Doubleday, 2022.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Hsu, Hua. Stay True: A Memoir First edition., Doubleday, 2022.

Note! Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy. Citation formats are based on standards as of August 2021.

Staff View

Loading Staff View.