The 100-Pound Gangster

The 100-Pound Gangster

Synopsis: Henry Lin spent most of his precocious youth involved with the international criminal underworld. By the age of fourteen, he was involved with a notorious San Francisco triad with links to Hong Kong and mainland China, and by the age of eighteen, he had seen, and done, more than most will in a lifetime. Unsure of himself and his place in the world, he fought to survive and earn respect from his peers. But when he learned that his grandfather was a high-ranking member of the Chinese Secret Service, and was one of the most powerful and well-connected men in China until his death a few years before, Henry discovered that he was descended from a kind of underworld aristocracy. After being sent to a series of reform schools in an attempt to rehabilitate him, Henry was eventually incarcerated as a juvenile, and sentenced to eight years in one of the toughest prisons in the United States. It was there that he realized his internal compass had been pointing him in the wrong direction, and through a writing workshop called The Beat Within, he learned to channel his misplaced energies into writing, battling his demons as he set out on the road to redemption… But not before pulling off one last heist, an audacious, real-life Ocean’s Eleven with millions of dollars at stake and the price of failure a long jail term… or a bullet in the head. Metadata: Publication date: September 20, 2016 Print edition: 5″ x 8″ perfect bound trade paperback Page count: 226 ISBN: 978-988-12198-6-2 Price (paper): US$18.95 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 46,000 eISBN: 978-988-12198-0-0 Price (e-book): US$8.99 Buy E-book: Amazon Smashwords Paperback: Amazon Book Depository   Blurbage:   Author Bio: Henry Lin is a pen name. The author lives in Northern California.  ...

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Starr College Guide: An Asian’s Guide to the Ivy League and America’s Top Universities

Starr College Guide: An Asian’s Guide to the Ivy League and America’s Top Universities

Synopsis Based on exclusive interviews with 115 students, alumni, and admissions chairs from America’s top colleges, Starr College Guide is a college guide and admissions manual to the Ivy League and other elite American schools. The interviewees, most of whom are from Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region, personalize the college experience for Asian students and their families around the world, and they share their own strategies and secrets for getting admitted. The admissions section of this book contains very clear-cut advice straight from regional admissions personnel from Yale, Penn and Brown. This part of the book details the scores needed for acceptance and tells how to build resumes and stories tailor-made for each university. In addition, this book highlights the career paths graduates are likely to embark on after graduation. Featuring practical admissions strategies and real-life success stories, Starr College Guide is a must for any student from Asia who wants to gain an advantage in the Ivy League admissions process. Metadata Publication date: September 12, 2014 Print edition: TBC Page count: TBC ISBN: 978-988-12196-2-6 Price (paper): US$24.95, HK$200 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 107,000 eISBN: 978-988-12196-6-4 Price (e-book): US$9.99 Blurbs Starr College Guide provides useful information and insights to students who plan to apply for competitive universities in the U.S. Starr’s advice is candid and sometimes surprising. Ever since I have known Starr, I have been very impressed by his passion for education, and he truly embodies what an Ivy League education is all about. By interviewing 115 students and alumni of top U.S. universities, he has done extensive and meticulous research in writing this book. I am sure readers will be enlightened and inspired.     — Jeff Sze, Political Assistant to Secretary for Education (HKSAR Government) and Stanford Club of Hong Kong Officer Informative, highly readable, and comprehensive — what more can one ask for in a guide to leading US universities? Starr Lam’s book is shot through with thought-provoking facts and opinions that provide a very clear flavor for each school and the types of students who would thrive in them. As both a writer and parent of an aspiring high schooler, I highly recommend this book.     — Phillip Y Kim, author of Nothing Gained A comprehensive, well-researched guide that is a must-read for any aspiring student. Starr Lam’s insights and observations are thoughtfully shared and articulated, backed up with solid research. Read this book before even thinking of applying — anywhere. — Maseena Ziegler, author of Ladies who Launch in Hong Kong and Harvard Kennedy School alumna Superb Starr, superstar!  What a wonderful guidebook for students who want to get a place in the Ivy League! The information provided in this...

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