EventsSweet Thursday Presents: Debbie Chinn

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Sweet Thursday Presents: Debbie Chinn

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Please join us for this talk with Debbie Chinn about her newest book, Dancing in Their Light: A Daughter's Unfinished Memoir.

Debbie Chinn’s book is a colorful memoir of growing up first generation Chinese American in the Chinese restaurant and nightclub industry. Her family fled China when the Communists took over the country in 1949 and immigrated to the United States. They brought with them specialized culinary skills which they used to open fine Oriental dining restaurants when Polynesian clubs were the rage in the 1960s and 1970s. The restaurant was her playground and training ground for the utmost in gracious hospitality and discretion.

Debbie’s book is inspiring and unfathomable as she weaves together stories of humor, pathos, confluences of fate, and the eternal guiding hands of her ancestors.

Doors open at 6:45 for coffee and sweets.

Orinda Books will be onsite for book sales

We highly advise the wearing of a facial covering for this event.

Please note: this program will be held in-person, but there is the option to attend via Zoom instead. If
you plan to attend in person, please register here so that we know how
large of an audience to prepare for. If you plan to attend via Zoom,
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