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Last Tang Standing: The most hilarious, feel-good debut romcom you’ll read all year!

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I liked those books, and I can see the superficial similarities—this is a humorous diary set in wealthy Singapore—but this book doesn’t bring much of an original perspective to the story of a 30-something finding themselves. Andrea Tang is in her early 30s living the dream; she is working her way towards partner in the law firm she works for, has an amazing condo (that she owns) and knows where all the best restaurants and clubs are located in Singapore thanks to great friends.

My first piece of advice to pre-millenials in my position is this: don’t date anyone who does not remember VHS. I love how Lauren unfolds the story and introduces each of the characters smoothly into Andrea's life. For fans of Crazy Rich Asians and Bridget Jones’s Diary comes a hilarious story of love, friendship and the most intrusive people in the world: family.Ebooks fulfilled through Glose cannot be printed, downloaded as PDF, or read in other digital readers (like Kindle or Nook).

The book focuses on Andrea's desire to progress in her career, the fact she hates her job and felt like she didn't have a choice outside of law and medicine. This book didn't grip me straight away, as the first half of the book was very slow and painted the main character as quite unlikeable but the second half was almost like a completely different book.

There was also a short but impactful heartbreaking scene where I let out a gesture of sympathy to that particular character: "aiyo. The impossible demands of their folks with their "tiger parenting", they had to find ways to tweak tradition and use them in their personal favor. gawd, I’m not sure what this was, then I think you’re actually saying a lot more about the state of your book than you were probably intending.

After all, we’ve survived dial-up internet, ’90 s television, and the days when shoulder pads were acceptable. This book was fun, thoroughly entertaining, eye-opening, and full of real-life wisdom any woman can relate to. In hindsight, I should have listened to the alarm bells that went off at the paedophile joke in chapter one. This allows her a teensy bit of physical distance from her mother in Kuala Lumpur, but not from the sprawling extended family who enjoy making her life miserable.Meanwhile, Andrea meets Eric Deng, an multinational hotelier who dazzles her with big romantic gestures, like finding a first edition of her favorite book. The only thing that makes her feel marginally better is when men compliment her work, which made me sad. I was impatient with Andrea’s refusals to acknowledge their pants feelings even after many almost-kisses. Usually I hate those X meets Y-type blurbs but CRAZY RICH ASIANS meets BRIDGET JONES is pretty on the mark for LAST TANG STANDING.

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