Last Tang Standing

Last Tang Standing❰Read❯ ➱ Last Tang Standing Author Lauren Ho – Heartforum.co.uk Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones s Diary in this funny and irresistible debut novel about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one s thirties intact, and opening oneself up to loveAt thirty three, Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones s Diary in this funny and irresistible debut novel about the pursuit of happiness, surviving one s thirties intact, Last Tang PDF or and opening oneself up to loveAt thirty three, Andrea Tang is living the dream she has a successful career as a lawyer, a posh condo, and a clutch of fun loving friends who are always in the know about Singapore s hottest clubs and restaurants All she has to do is make partner at her law firm and she will have achieved everything she and her mother has ever worked for So what if she s poised to be the last unmarried member of her generation of the Tang clan She doesn t need a man to feel fulfilled, no matter what her meddling relatives have to say about it But for a dutiful Chinese Malaysian daughter, the weight of familial expectations is hard to ignore And so are the men life keeps throwing in Andrea s path Men like Suresh Aditparan, her annoyingly attractive rival for partner and the last man she should be spending time with, and Eric Deng, a wealthy entrepreneur whose vision for their future is lavish than she could have imagined With her workplace competition growing ever intense, her friends bringing dramas of their own to her door, and her family scrutinizing her every romantic prospect, Andrea finds herself stretched to the breaking point And she can t help but wonder In the endless tug of war between pleasing others and pleasing herself, is there room for everyone to win.

Lauren is a reformed legal counsel who writes funny stories She has previously worked for Doctors Without Borders and UNHCR Hailing from Malaysia, she lived Last Tang PDF or in the United Kingdom, France and Luxembourg before moving with her family to Singapore, where she is ostensibly working on her next novel LAST TANG STANDING is not based on her mother At all SeriouslyShe can be found here hellolaurenho on Twitter, IG, FB and hellolaurenho.

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    Last Tang Standing eBook ↠ Last Tang PDF or partner at her law firm and she will have achieved everything she and her mother has ever worked for So what if she s poised to be the last unmarried member of her generation of the Tang clan She doesn t need a man to feel fulfilled, no matter what her meddling relatives have to say about it But for a dutiful Chinese Malaysian daughter, the weight of familial expectations is hard to ignore And so are the men life keeps throwing in Andrea s path Men like Suresh Aditparan, her annoyingly attractive rival for partner and the last man she should be spending time with, and Eric Deng, a wealthy entrepreneur whose vision for their future is lavish than she could have imagined With her workplace competition growing ever intense, her friends bringing dramas of their own to her door, and her family scrutinizing her every romantic prospect, Andrea finds herself stretched to the breaking point And she can t help but wonder In the endless tug of war between pleasing others and pleasing herself, is there room for everyone to win."/>
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Last Tang Standing
  • Lauren Ho
  • English
  • 03 August 2019
  • 0593187814

10 thoughts on “Last Tang Standing

  1. — Massiel says:

    I normally don t write reviews but damn this book deserves it.Last Tang Standing was such an unique read I totally recommend it for those who loved Crazy Rich Asians even though they are so different and The Hating Game you will love the slow burn and jokes The plot at first is slow pacing for those who DNF d a little earlier just wait until after chapter 7 You won t regret it and then is so fast pacing you won t stop reading I loved the way the author shows how society, culture and fami I normally don t write reviews but damn this book deserves it.Last Tang Standing was such an unique read I totally recommend it for those who loved Crazy Rich Asians even though they are so different and The Hating Game you will love the slow burn and jokes The plot at first is slow pacing for those who DNF d a little earlier just wait until after chapter 7 You won t regret it and then is so fast pacing you won t stop reading I loved the way the author shows how society, culture and family can influence in every decision you make, how Andrea struggles so much with herself and everything she had been taught just to be herself and doing what she thought was right This book is a clearly representation of how many societies acts towards different cultures and interracial couples with dark, quirky and sarcastic humour I couldn t stop laughing in many chapters The romance between the characters is so slow burn it will make you pull your hair sometimes but is so damn realistic and cute, you either wish this to happen to you or just be wait until he appear in front of you There are many reasons to read this book but the first reason is this just shows you how to be truly yourself and do everything you want besides you will laugh until you pee, believe meOn aserious note, thetime I spent with you, theconvinced I was that you were the person I wanted to end up with, because you challenge me, you keep me on my toes, and you make me miss you when you re not around You re my North StarSo yeah You should read this book You will thank me later

  2. Teresa says:

    The tagline of Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones s Diary perfectly captures the essence of this book I picked it up on a whim and I couldn t put it down 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 What she doesn t have is the man that will make her perfect lifeperfect The tagline of Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones s Diary perfectly captures the essence of this book I picked it up on a whim and I couldn t put it down 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 What she doesn t have is the man that will make her perfect lifeperfect When she begins the process of trying to find said man she doesn t expect the craziness or all the dick pics that ensue with dating apps Andrea also doesn t expect to find herself laughing and hanging out with her office mate, Suresh, who is her top rival for the position of partner and enjoying itthan every date the apps have matched her with Lauren Ho writes with humor and heart I finished this in one sitting and found myself going back to re read some of thefunny and touching parts Thanks Penguin for the ARC

  3. Rach says:

    Andrea Tang life was going seemly well until she and her boyfriend broke up, she has a rival Suresh in work and she has found out that Helen her cousin is getting married which means she will be the last single person in her family and is pressured to find a partner You feel for Andrea, the pressure from her family to marriage certainly isn t easy On top of that she is is competing with Suresh in work for a promotion You can picture being in Andrea s situation When you first meet Suresh in t Andrea Tang life was going seemly well until she and her boyfriend broke up, she has a rival Suresh in work and she has found out that Helen her cousin is getting married which means she will be the last single person in her family and is pressured to find a partner You feel for Andrea, the pressure from her family to marriage certainly isn t easy On top of that she is is competing with Suresh in work for a promotion You can picture being in Andrea s situation When you first meet Suresh in the book you are not sure of his character motive but once you get to know his character he so sweet and he actually wants to write and draw comics instead of being a lawyer This books makes you empathise with the characters as we all have done things that we don t actually want to do in life and sometimes you have to make a choice to change this in your life which Andrea does in the book This a lovely rom com with a humour, family, sweet romance and lots of delicious food.I received a ARC from Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction for an objection review

  4. Alethea says:

    4.5 big gold stars for Last Tang Standing LAST TANG STANDING is about thirty three year old M A lawyer Andrea Tang According to her mother s Life Goals checklist, she s almost winning at life She s on track for partnership and she s got a beautiful apartment in the right postcode All that s left to do to ensure she does not bring dishonour to her ancestors is to get married and have kids Sounds easy enough, except that her love life is pretty much non existent after breaking up with her 4.5 big gold stars for Last Tang Standing LAST TANG STANDING is about thirty three year old MA lawyer Andrea Tang According to her mother s Life Goals checklist, she s almost winning at life She s on track for partnership and she s got a beautiful apartment in the right postcode All that s left to do to ensure she does not bring dishonour to her ancestors is to get married and have kids Sounds easy enough, except that her love life is pretty much non existent after breaking up with her ex boyfriend But then life throws her attractive men in the form of Suresh Aditparan, her annoyingly attractive rival for partner and Eric Deng, a wealthy entrepreneur With workplace rivalry, friendship drama and having to manage family expectations, Andrea is left wondering if there is a possibility she can still be Her True Self REVIEW This book was so much fun I received an ARC from work and was only intending to flip through a couple of pages, just to get a feel of the writing style and the general plot, but Lauren Ho had me laughing to myself within the first chapter and I knew I had to continue reading Very, very smart, Lauren, to open with a CNY scene that every Chinese can relate to The imaginary boyfriends, Auntie Side Eye, interrogations by Older Chinese Relatives Why are you not married albeit slightly exaggerated for entertainment purposes but are still very real.Our protagonist Andrea, is smart, hilarious and extremely relatable Coming from a Singaporean Chinese family, I understood her career choice and how she ended up slogging in a job she didn t really like Every thought and reaction Andrea had about her job competing with work rivals on who billshours, going into the office on weekends, seeing other people win at life on social media and thus begin a downward spiral of questioning her own career choice I ve experienced all of them while working in a previous job I feel that this really helped to make Andrearealistic, as if she were a real person working in Singapore as opposed to just a character in a book.I really liked Lauren Ho s writing style It s very fluid and she is able to switch easily between the funny moments and the serious parts Most importantly, I like that she s able to show, not tell in Andrea s diary entries I think this played a very big part in keeping me engrossed in the story as it made me feelconnected with the plot and the characters The pacing of the story was good I didn t feel like it really dragged at any point However, I wish there were a littlefocus on the development of the romantic relationships as I did not feel particularly connected with this portion of the story That aside, I liked that the book had some focus on Andrea s work and career because, let s face it, work really is life in Singapore, especially if you re a hot shot lawyer working in CBD Towards the end of the book, Lauren Ho delves intoserious topics such as managing family and societal expectations In Singapore and maybe in most Asian cultures I m not sure, so I dare not speak for them , it s ingrained in us from a young age to go to a good school, a good University, get a good job, get married and have kids A good job is usually defined as any of the following professions Lawyer, Accountant, Doctor, Engineer, Dentist etc Any deviation from The Path could lead to judgment from relatives or society I think there are many working adults stuck in careers they do not like because 1 they have never considered other career paths and or 2 they are afraid to make a career change for fear of judgment by others Through Last Tang Standing, Lauren Ho very nicely brought across the message that we should all be the decision makers of our own lives And rightly so While the intentions of our relatives and members of society may be good, at the end of the day, we are the ones who have to live with the choices we make Whether it is about that shitty, life sucking job or marrying the right kind of person , we should not let other people s opinions and decisions dictate our lives.All in all, this was a really enjoyable read It was fun and entertaining but it also had an important underlying message I can t wait for this to be out in the world, and I m really looking forward to what this author writes next Please, please let it be a sequel

  5. Fanna says:

    June 30, 2020 Last Tang Standing clubs the typical yet prevalent expectations of an Asian family, especially parents, around the success settlement of a young but gradually ageing woman and the pressure that a woman of thirty four inevitably finds on herself, even enforced by herself at times, to find the perfect partner live the best romantic life.Malaysian born and raised Andrea Tang is a successful lawyer and has broken up with a boyfriend who had been tagged as an approved can be a hu June 30, 2020 Last Tang Standing clubs the typical yet prevalent expectations of an Asian family, especially parents, around the success settlement of a young but gradually ageing woman and the pressure that a woman of thirty four inevitably finds on herself, even enforced by herself at times, to find the perfect partner live the best romantic life.Malaysian born and raised Andrea Tang is a successful lawyer and has broken up with a boyfriend who had been tagged as an approved can be a husband by the Asian family So now, living and working in Singapore, she s slightly desperate influenced by the relatives as well as the twenties that are slowly growinganddistant in the past to find an eligible bachelor Featuring a blooming workplace romance, starring a handsome Indian man yes, yes, my own interests are being projected through this appreciation, and the constant depictions of accurate Asian assumptions through family friends greatly weave a story full of humor and happiness that can delight anyone who is looking for an fun adult romance that adorns multiracial characters and representation.June 21, 2020 This was such a good adult romance Like, YES tobooks especially by and for BIPOC that bring forward all the adult issues and problems and responsibilities and insecurities and then manages to create a genuine realistic love story May 3, 2020 I m so ready to be taken into all the Singaporean wealth and shine through this book since it s compared toCrazy Rich Asiansand of course I want to read a Southeast Asian character The living up to familial expectations while looking for love kinda theme get right to my heart I received a digital copy of this via Netgalley so thank you, Harper Collins for the approval April 16, 2020 I just want to laugh and love, and seems like this one can help me experience both

  6. Samantha Verant says:

    Woah This book is filled with so much energy it gave me reader s whiplash in a good way The voice The voice The voice Although the book comps compare this story to Bridget Jones meets Crazy Rich Asians true in a way through journal entries and, well, crazy rich Asians , Lauren Ho has created a truly new vibe with her unique and perfectly in tune on point relatable full of laughable snark writing style This book was fun, thoroughly entertaining, eye opening, and full of real life Woah This book is filled with so much energy it gave me reader s whiplash in a good way The voice The voice The voice Although the book comps compare this story to Bridget Jones meets Crazy Rich Asians true in a way through journal entries and, well, crazy rich Asians , Lauren Ho has created a truly new vibe with her unique and perfectly in tune on point relatable full of laughable snark writing style This book was fun, thoroughly entertaining, eye opening, and full of real life wisdom any woman can relate to LOVED LTS Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for the e Arc Opinions are my own

  7. Becca says:

    This book was a lot of fun to read and the description of Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones Diary is absolutely perfect Andrea is a rising star in the lawyer world She s aiming to make partner at her firm this year Unfortunately, she s Chinese, 33, and not married, having split up with her boyfriend of 8 years I liked that the book had a good split between Andrea s work and private life There s a paragraph about her having nightmare s about telling her mother about getting Bs on exam This book was a lot of fun to read and the description of Crazy Rich Asians meets Bridget Jones Diary is absolutely perfect Andrea is a rising star in the lawyer world She s aiming to make partner at her firm this year Unfortunately, she s Chinese, 33, and not married, having split up with her boyfriend of 8 years I liked that the book had a good split between Andrea s work and private life There s a paragraph about her having nightmare s about telling her mother about getting Bs on exams that I related to considerably 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 There s also her love life, where she s torn between Eric, a Chinese billionaire who her mother would approve of, and her colleague Suresh, who she thinks she s competing with for partner, and is the creator of a comic She knows her mother would definitely not approve of Suresh There is lots of humour, particularly in the excerpts from Andrea s diary that definitely do sound a bit Bridget Jones I really liked the structure of the book And the romance was adorable The plot did drag a little bit in places, but nothing major Can t wait to see what Lauren writes next.I received a ARC from Netgalley and HarperCollins UK

  8. Heather says:

    This was pitched as Bridget Jones Diary meets Crazy Rich Asians and I would definitely have to agree with that sentiment It was fast paced, funny and taught me alot about the Chinese Malaysian culture and how pressured women feel that they have to get married young or by their thirties or their families will disown them and cut them out Andrea was funny and brash and the romance in this is a mixture of hate to love and the definition of slowwww burn Overall funny, thoughtful and insightful.

  9. Nursebookie says:

    I enjoyed this book a lot This was a fun read about thirty three year old Andrea Tang, a Chinese Malaysian living in Singapore as a successful lawyer A recent break up with her boyfriend leaves her as the last In her Tang clan to be married and that is highly disappointing for her family With a hilarious take on single life, and the dating scene as a 30 something successful professional this was romp full of fun The hilarious scenes will have you laughing out loud And turning those pages I enjoyed this book a lot This was a fun read about thirty three year old Andrea Tang, a Chinese Malaysian living in Singapore as a successful lawyer A recent break up with her boyfriend leaves her as the last In her Tang clan to be married and that is highly disappointing for her family With a hilarious take on single life, and the dating scene as a 30 something successful professional this was romp full of fun The hilarious scenes will have you laughing out loud And turning those pages I found it hard to put down I really enjoyed Lauren Ho s writing it was refreshing, open, very modern and sexy With a completely relatable motley crew of characters, your heart will endear with each one I promise I recommend this read and look forward to readingabout Andrea and the rest of the gang

  10. Nswen Leona says:

    A solid 5 stars from me If you want a light but equally inspiring story to read during summer, give Last Tang Standing a go It is a book that you don t want to miss out for any reason She was supposed to be my fail safe, the Last Tang Standing Now there would be no one else to share the burden of deflecting criticism on being single from my relatives So here we go the story of Andrea, age 33, the lone unmarried member of her generation in the Tang Clan being labeled by her relatives as a A solid 5 stars from me If you want a light but equally inspiring story to read during summer, give Last Tang Standing a go It is a book that you don t want to miss out for any reason She was supposed to be my fail safe, the Last Tang Standing Now there would be no one else to share the burden of deflecting criticism on being single from my relatives So here we go the story of Andrea, age 33, the lone unmarried member of her generation in the Tang Clan being labeled by her relatives as a lost girl despite her successful career as a corporate lawyer If you think this is just a pretty much clich story about discovering true love, then you are wrong This book explores many contemporary issues in our modern society and I believe it will offer readersthan just a summer rom com Before I begin, I just want to say that since many friends here have already given their amazing thoughts on the Asian culture, particularly on how the elders of southeast Asian Chinese interfere with the marriage and career of their children, I will not elaborate any further here Here are my main reasons why this book deserves 5 stars 1 Likable and REALISTIC main character The main character, Andrea has a spirit that I personally admire very much I m glad that Lauren gives her a strong character instead of the typical messed up, deeply troubled, or don t understand what is going on in her life personality Andrea is ambitious, mature, smart, hardworking, encouraging as well as goal driven However, I am not suggesting that Andrea was given an artificially perfect and well rounded personality There were crackhead moments in her life that made her regret but her capability to move on and correct her mistakes was commendable I like to see the character s growth because it is inspiring To put it simply, people who are constantly learning are charismatic She is a real fighter 2 The connections that grow naturally between all the charactersThere are many characters in the story hence the last thing you want is a complex and sophisticated cross over between each of them I love how Lauren unfolds the story and introduces each of the characters smoothly into Andrea s life Each of them was given a clear personality and contributes significantly to their own categories, for example in love life relationship, we have Suresh, Eric, Orson, Alvin, friendship Linda, Val, Jason and Ben , and family Andrea s sister, her mother and Helen , colleagues Suresh, Genevieve, Kai and Mr Mong Also, Andrea s relationship with Suresh is sweet, mutually admirable, but most importantly, not overly cheesy On the other hand, Andrea s relationship with the very much mature Eric is often formal and one sided The focus given to each of them is on point I m glad that the way the chemistry grows between them is well explained and logical 3 Heartfelt and Interesting conversations between characters Andrea is such a badass The conversations are engaging and enriching Several fiery comebacks that Andrea made to her office rivals and difficult sexist male colleagues are super satisfying Additionally, I ve learned a lot from the heart to heart talks between Andrea and her closed ones when she decided to break free from family restraints and job pressure It makes me reflect on the way I approach challenges in life.Also, there are many regional slang and local references in the book that you will find it amusing 4 A sharp observation on society and relationship Lauren has a sharp observation of the concerns and norms about relationships in these modern days, including the challenges facing interracial couples, cradle snatcher love , blind dates and online dating Also, Lauren is familiar with the issue of how workplace discrimination works against married or female employees She particularly explores the questionable job promotion criteria where performance was measured primarily based on the long billable hours This can be seen through Andrea s choice in maintaining a single life since her last breakup in order to make herself available to work 24 7.5 Pleasantly slow burn storyThe introduction has dictated clearly where the story will head, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the journey As mentioned, Andrea is such a likable character with so many interesting events taking place around her and I clearly don t want to miss that out I am glad that Lauren decides to not narrow down the story to merely talking about relationships Instead, she gives her readers a full glimpse of Andrea s life from diversified angles, ranging from career goals, the concept of feminism, friendship, dreams and soul searching There were heartfelt moments where I actually shed some tears, especially when the characters started to show their supports to one another There was also a short but impactful heartbreaking scene where I let out a gesture of sympathy to that particular character aiyosad..He is such a gentleman but it is what it is I don t want to spoil the story Lastly, you may think that Last Tang Standing already sounds fun here, but isn t it Crazy Rich Asians all over again since it talks about family interference on the relationship Well, this book was described to me as Crazy Rich Asians CRA meets Bridget Jones s Diary Just my two cents here Generally speaking, yes There are some overlaps between CRA and Last Tang in terms of family pressure experienced by the main characters in both novels I ve watched CRA movie before so I will make my analysis based on the movie From what I can see, the family pressure in CRA is based on Nick mom s disapproval which solely stemmed from social class differences between two Chineses, i.e Nick from a wealthy tycoon family and Rachel being the daughter of a US immigrant While it is also amusing to see Lauren discovers the issue of social status and class differences, she also explores a wider concept, i.e on how easily people are to disregard a female s achievement if she is unmarried by certain ages and conveniently labeled them as a loser Also, her attempt to reflect the challenges in an interracial relationship and how narrow minded people are to accept and trust one another s beliefs or culture is very much praisable.Thank you Times Reads, a member of Times Distribution for sending me an ARC of this book

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