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Wongs wiry alertness, sly show-business humor, and aching vulnerability are a potent mix. In one e-mail, he captures the terror and tenderness of the intensive-care nursery. In another, he celebrates Foos first, long- awaited "poop." He overeats, describes his parents in loving detail, and leaves the door of a hospital refrigerator (packed with frozen breast milk) wide open. The authors voice crackles with love, energy and astute observation. Occasionally his essays--for example, one written from baby Foos perspective--seem forced. Also, the decision to include the name-dropping "credits" of the friends who responded to his e-mails mar this otherwise exceptional tale. Still, these don't obscure the book's charms. Early in the book, Wong compares his newborn son to "a little chestnut mana wise old man selling chestnuts on a snowy night." By the books end, it is Wongs hard-won wisdom that will warm readers. --Barbara Mackoff --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was by far one of the weirdest books I've ever read. Describing the premature birth of your son with chicken little references is definitely new to me. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
I didn't want it to end. Heartfelt reading that reminded me to look for golden threads in life...Looking forward to a "Following Foo, College Years" Would recommend 120% (if that's... Read morePublished on September 4, 2011 by eme_azul
This book is one of more heartwarming books that I have read over the years. It shows B. D. Wong to be more than just a talented actor. Read morePublished on March 20, 2009
a perspective, from a single woman, with no children-yet:
Believe it or not, this book is one of my birthday presents to myself, to help improve the quality of my life. Read more
Let's face it, we know the ending when we start. But, once into the book, you are drawn into the world at the NIC unit. Read morePublished on February 14, 2004 by Ruth MacDonald
This book is remarkable. I could, literally, not put it down and then was disappointed when I finished it. It is a real life, soul revealing, sad, funny, inspirational story. Read morePublished on December 26, 2003
So, after finishing the wild ride/read on 3 different plane trips and stops at several coffee shops. Read morePublished on October 7, 2003 by K. Stepp
Following Foo is actor and writer B.D. Wong's account of the saga of his and his partner Richie's decision to have a child through surrogacy, and how that choice came to beautiful... Read morePublished on September 19, 2003 by "tranquil03"
I found it really hard to follow his writing style - and also found that most of the book is comprised of emails that he sent out to hundreds of friends and family members to keep... Read morePublished on September 17, 2003