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Transcript of Amy Tan
Amy Tan was born on February 10, 1952 in Oakland, California. She was born a couple years after her parents migrated to San Francisco Bay area from China. Tan attended five different schools and became an honors student in English and president's Scholar. Tan was studying to leave the doctoral program. For the next five years she worked as a language development consultant and project director for programs serving disabled childen Historical Facts about Amy Tan
-Amy Tan started writing in elementary school, because she grew up reading books in the library.
-She was influence by mother and daughter relationships, but they weren’t the main plot it always hovered around the sides of the books because her mother died when she started getting big, and she probably felt that their was always a certain bond between Mother and Daughter throughout life that is priceless.
-She also wrote a few books for women’s rights, she also thought women were mistreated in China, because when she came back to the United States of America and she returned to California were she lived when she was little. When she got back and met her friends one was going on about women’s rights and she told her close friend, “You don’t know how good life is here.”
-She also thought people in America were unfair to the Burmese people so she wrote a few books which were thought to be extremely political so she lost many supporters, because of the political attacks.
-Around when the Iraq war started one of her close friends were killed and after 9/11 she believed the United States was divided, and at that time she could help reunite the country.
Amy Tan was here -> Feb. 19 1952
Amy Tan was born. 1974
Amy Tan got married to Louis Demattei 1976
Took job as a lang. development consultant 1985
Amy Tan visted at her pist for work and stress 1987
Mother and daughter departed for China 1989
Won National book award and L.A.Times Book Award. 1989
Won Young Adults Award 1991
Won an award for best American Essay 1991
The kitchen God's wife was pubished. 1996
The Hundred Secret sence was published. 2001
lost a close friend in 9/11 attack. 2003
the Bones Setter's Daughter was published. 2006
Joy Luck Club was published. From the critic
Amy Tan writing style involves Chinese American culture
The focus of Rules of the Game was on the culture of the Chinese Americans, but it would turn into a story to get reader's attention
Her main goal was to educate the readers about how life was like growing up as a minority.
She wrote about hre experiences, her family's and friend's experiences. She also wrote about fellow Chinese people's experiences thoughout their lives.
She gives examples of her friends, family, and even about her life.
She wrote about mothers and daughters how they got along. Some of the things she writes reflects on her own relationship with her monther. Achievements and Awards
* Finalist National Book Award
* Finalist National Book Critics Circle Award
* Finalist Los Angeles Times Fiction Prize
* Bay Area Book Reviewers Award
* Commonwealth Gold Award
* American Library Association's Notable Books
* American Library Association's Best Book for Young Adults
* Selected for the National Endowment for the Arts' Big Read
* New York Times Notable Book
* Booklist Editors Choice
* Finalist for the Orange Prize
* Nominated for the Orange Prize
* Nominated for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
* Audie Award: Best Non-fiction, Abridged
* Emmy Award
* Parents' Choice Award, Best Television Program for Children
* Shortlisted British Academy of Film and Television Arts award, best screenplay adaptation
* Shortlisted WGA Award, best screenplay adaptation
* Grammy Award
"I think books were my salvation, they saved me from being miserable." 
"You see what power is – holding someone else's fear in your hand and showing it to them"
Tragedy struck the Tan family when Amy's father and oldest brother both died of brain tumors within a year of each other. Mrs. Tan moved her surviving children to Switzerland, where Amy finished high school.
With a partner, she started a business writing firm, providing speeches for salesmen and executives for large corporations. After a dispute with her partner, who believed she should give up writing to concentrate on the management side of the business, she became a full-time freelance writer. Among her business works, written under non-Chinese-sounding pseudonyms, were a 26-chapter booklet called "Telecommunications and You," produced for IBM.
Tan's mother fell ill. Amy Tan promised herself that if her mother recovered, she would take her to China, to see the daughter who had been left behind almost forty years before. Mrs. Tan regained her health and mother and daughter departed for China in 1987. The trip was a revelation for Tan. It gave her a new perspective on her often-difficult relationship with her mother, and inspired her to complete the book of stories she had promised her agent. BYE BYE NOW!!!