Imatge de l'autor

Simu Liu és Liu Simu (1). Per altres autors anomenats Liu Simu, vegeu la pàgina de desambiguació.

1+ obres 220 Membres 10 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Crèdit de la imatge: Simu Liu speaking at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con International in San Diego, California. - Gage Skidmore

Obres de Simu Liu

We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story (2021) 220 exemplars, 10 ressenyes

Obres associades

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings [2021 film] (2021) — Actor — 156 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: The Album (2021) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars
The Ninth Jedi [2021 Star Wars: Visions TV short] (2021) — Voice, algunes edicions1 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Liu, Simu
Nom oficial
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Harbin, Heilongjiang, China
University of Western Ontario



In his funny and relatable memoir, Simu Liu reflects on his bumpy road to success in the entertainment business and his difficult and sometimes toxic relationship with his parents. Liu, shares the challenges his parents faced growing up in communist China, emigrating to Canada and raising a son who straddled two cultures. Liu tackles difficult topics including parental neglect and anti-Asian discrimination with honesty and compassion. TW: contains descriptions of verbal & physical abuse.
StaffPicks | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Nov 28, 2023 |
I fell in love with Simu Liu in "Kim's Convenience." I'm not a Marvel nerd so I haven't watched Shang-Chi. But with his boyish charm, Simu Liu captured my heart. So when I learned he had a memoir out, I wanted to read it.

Here's the thing. I don't think a 30 year old should necessarily be writing a memoir. You still have LOTS of life to live. BUT with the byline being an "origin" story, I truly got that. Simu didn't focus so much on the acting parts of his career; he focused more on the elements of his family and his culture that got him to becoming Marvel's first Asian superhero.

I'm curious what many will think while reading this book, especially those who have also immigrated the United States. I grew up here, I have white parents, I admittedly cannot relate to some of the things experienced. I also cannot relate to the HUGE pressure to perform, succeed, and be the absolute best that Simu the expense of his relationship with his mom and dad. However, I do think his experiences are very similar to others of Asian descent; I want to hear from them.

Simu could come off like an asshole. I mean, should all of those experiences and abuse have been documented? Especially since his family is, even now, evolving and getting better at exhibiting love and praise? That remains to be seen. However, I truly loved his insight into Simu's embracing of his culture. How he OWNS it and how he does not apologize for being an Asian American. I do think he will do big things in Hollywood.

I wanted Simu to go more in depth about Kim's Convenience--just because I loved the show AND I know he and the cast had struggles with Asian representation vs white production heads. I wanted to know more about Simu's amazing relationship with his grandparents (the ones who raised him for the first four years of his life. The ones who he felt truly loved him. The ones who apparently died while he was writing this book.) Hence why this book only gets a medium rating. But there is good. And I do recommend it.
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msgabbythelibrarian | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Jun 11, 2023 |
I’m a big fan of Kim’s Convenience, Ryan Reynolds blurbed it, and I teared up during the prologue so I was pretty sure this was going to be five stars. Heartbreaking, uplifting and funny. Representation matters, and Simu fought for it, for himself and for others who may now find the courage to explore a life different that what their parents expected of them.

Being the child of immigrant parents brings a whole set of expectations, That alone would be a lot to handle but add in being separated from his parent for the crucial first years, the impact of historical events in China on his parents, on the impact of Canada’s (and US’s) racism towards Chinese people, and on the film industries’ stereotypical portrayal of Asian people and you have significant barriers to overcome.

Here is the letter that started it all,
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Lindsay_W | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Mar 20, 2023 |
I'm not a Marvel fan, but I am a fan of Kim's Convenience. Liu's backstory is interesting. I enjoyed the book, but I also would have enjoyed understanding more about how he and his parents managed to repair their very broken relationship.
CarolHicksCase | Hi ha 9 ressenyes més | Mar 12, 2023 |



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