Review: Family Law by Benjamin Law

Title: Family Law

Author: Benjamin Law

Published: Black Inc Books June 2010

Sypnosis: Meet the Law family – eccentric, endearing and hard to resist. Your guide: Benjamin, the third of five children and a born humorist. Join him as he tries to answer some puzzling questions: Why won’t his Chinese dad wear made-in-China underpants? Why was most of his extended family deported in the 1980s? Will his childhood dreams of Home and Away stardom come to nothing? What are his chances of finding love?

Status: Read on January 12, 2011

My Thoughts:

The Family Law is an amusing collection of anecdotes by Benjamin Law sharing the joys, traumas and candid moments of growing up in his eccentric Chinese Australian family in suburban Queensland. There is a distinct Aussie flavour to Law’s reminiscences which are easy to relate to. Law examines his life with a wry sense of humour and an eye for the quirky differences of his family and their experiences. I laughed out loud more than once, particularly with his mother’s blunt, if crude, statements. I also appreciated the candour with which Benjamin shares his relationship. This lighthearted memoir is a quick, fun read.

@ Goodreads

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kelly
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 09:26:14

    Hey Shelly.
    This seems like a cute read! XD
    Thanks for the review!



  2. Stephanie @ Read in a Single Sitting
    Jan 14, 2011 @ 10:30:51

    I love the sound of this–sounds like there are a few parallels with my boyfriend’s Chinese-Malaysian background!



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  4. TheBookGirl
    Jan 16, 2011 @ 00:42:15

    Sounds like some cheery reading for a grey winter’s day (which is what we have here)..



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