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Happy Birthday or Whatever

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Annie Choi’s Happy Birthday or Whatever is a fresh, funny memoir that echoes the generation- and culture-clash anecdotes of fellow Korean American Margaret Cho — but with a gentler, PG-rated sensibility.

Celebrity Cameos
Does it get any bigger than the original superstar, Jesus Christ? His likeness covers nearly every square inch of Choi’s increasingly Catholic parents’ L.A. home.

Bottom Line
Choi is a gifted and witty writer, but her material runs thin in the book’s final third. B