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