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Following Foo: The Electronic Adventures of the Chestnut Man
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Perennial
Publication date January 1, 1975
Pages 400
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060529543
ISBN-10 0060529547
Availability§ Publication Cancelled
Original list price $13.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
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Every now and then there comes along a literary voice so strong, so originally sincere, and so uniquely distinct that the words on the page seem to sing and to scream and to dance -- all at once and all on their own. Such is the wonderful writing debut of acclaimed actor B.D. Wong.

With a remarkable mixture of upbeat optimism, unexpected hilarity, and heart-wrenching sadness, Wong takes the reader deep inside both his psyche and the neonatal intensive care unit where he spent the better part of three months following the harrowing medical twists and turns that took place after the premature birth of his twins."Once upon a time," as Wong explains in his true story, Following Foo: (the electronic adventures of the Chestnut Man), "my partner and I found ourselves expecting, with the help of a surrogate mother, modern medical science, and lots of good luck and prayers. To add to our blessing, she was carrying twins! Things were pretty swell ... until the twins arrived almost three months early. For those of you who don't know, babies that come almost three months early are pretty little, and boy are they scary-looking. Especially when you're their dad ... "

Originally based on a series of real-time E-mails sent to keep his friends and family abreast of the daily madness and miracles of "early" parenthood, this book is a gem, a joy, and an inspiration to anyone who has ever taken a ride on the roller coaster of life and tried to keep both sense of humor and sanity intact.



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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780060529536
 
1 edition from Harper Entertainment (June 1, 2003)
9780060529536 | details & prices | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.50 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $24.95
About: An actor writes of a true journey with his longtime partner and the surrogate mother who prematurely gave birth to their twins, describing his sojourn in the neonatal intensive care unit and the emotions of premature parenthood.
Paperback
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from Perennial (January 1, 1975)
9780060529543 | details & prices | 400 pages | List price $13.95
About: Every now and then there comes along a literary voice so strong, so originally sincere, and so uniquely distinct that the words on the page seem to sing and to scream and to dance -- all at once and all on their own.

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