Reviews

Reviews for How to Ride Roller Coasters

How to Ride Roller Coasters

“Lee vividly brings to life all of the people and places in her story. She’s a talented performer, with a knack for finding the humor in life, and a warm good-naturedness that’s infectious. Darryl Gregory adds to the show’s sense of fun by providing unusual musical accompaniment to the story (from a kazoo to traditional Asian instruments…)…a loving, engaging, friendly show.”
NY Theatre.com

“Lee has an easy rapport with the audience and a good sense of comic timing….How to Ride Roller Coasters paints a poignant portrait of a family living with cancer….Lee never falters in terms of her insight and her attention to detail.”
TheaterMania.com

“…original, inventive, and quirky drama about life, memory, and the U.S. health care system….Lee manages to take a heartbreaking tale of an inhuman medical system…into a sweet family drama….Darryl Gregory, whose Tibetan whisper bowls, African gourd drums, and egg shakers artfully enhances the imagery.”
New York Seoul.com

Reviews for My Mom Across America

My Mom Across America

“Tina Lee explores her Korean identity, mimics her mother, and struggles to survive the family vacation from hell…a story full of humor and painful misunderstandings.”
BBC Radio

“This sweet and kooky comedienne recaptures the nuanced levels of embarrassment that accompany her coming of age. Accompanied with verve by Amy Kohn on the accordion, her tale is full of humorous if painful misunderstandings…and plenty of love.”
Editor’s Pick, Citysearch.com

“Lee writes witty, crystal-clear prose that is a delight to read. The story is full of humor that is gentle and generous but also probing…a constant exercise in bridging the chasms of age and outlook. Tina Y. Lee is a writer to watch (and read).” —CommonKore , July 2003, review of Echoes Upon Echoes: New Korean American Writing

“Snappy, poised, and attentive road-trip tales from 21 women…cracking good writers…. Traveling light on their collective feet, the writers leave tracks that only they can discern and then interpret into elegant tales of discovery. —Kirkus Review review of Drive: Women’s True Stories from the Open Road

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