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June 2024 We Bike Book Club

Andrew X. Pham was born in Vietnam and raised in California, where he worked in tech – but always carried a letter of resignation in his briefcase. His father had been a POW of the Vietcong; his family came to America as “boat people.” After a family tragedy, Andrew to quit his job, sold all of his possessions and embarked on a year-long bicycle journey around the Pacific Rim and, after five months and 2,357 miles, to Saigon, where he finds “nothing familiar in the bombed-out darkness.” A vibrant, picaresque memoir written with narrative flair and a wonderful, eye-opening sense of adventure, Catfish and Mandala is an unforgettable search for cultural identity.

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The We Bike Book Club is a joint book club run by OPL and Bike East Bay. WBBC is a community of people who celebrate bikes, books, and a more inclusive bicycling culture. We focus on voices and stories historically underrepresented in traditional bike culture, and occasionally expand our scope outside of biking to explore other related topics and stories.

We Bike Book Club meets bimonthly on Zoom on first Thursdays at 6pm. This winter/spring of 2024 we are meeting on February 1, April 4, and June 6. Co-hosted by Oakland Public Library and Bike East Bay.
This event is virtual. You will be emailed the registration link approxiamtely 24 hourse before the event. Register Below.

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