Eddie Huang and ‘Fresh Off the Boat Editor’ Chris Jackson
Eddie’s brother and one half of Baohaos Evan Huang at the Barnes & Nobles release event
Last week Eddie Huang released his first book simply titled ‘Fresh Off the Boat : A Memoir”. Just entering his 30’s Eddie shares his captivating modern American immigrant story in a style all his own. Despite Eddie’s relative young age, the tale told is a necessary and inspirational one. Eddie has found a way to achieve what many dream of; manifesting his varied interests into a successful career that somehow balances the disparate worlds of sports, hip-hop, downtown culture and cooking.
If you haven’t heard of Eddie Huang suffice to say he’s someone who wears many hats. Eddie is a co-owner of the delicious east village Bao mecca Baohaus, a host of the gonzo VICE travel meets food show ‘Fresh off the Boat’ and an outspoken and often controversial pop-culture commentator. The photos I snapped are from two readings and book signings he did in the New York area. The first at Barnes & Nobles in Union Square and the second at McNally Jackson Books in Soho where I picked up my own personally signed copy. If you can’t find the book at your favorite local bookstore you can get a signed copy online HERE.
Photos by Rocky Li