An Evening with Eddie Huang, author of “Double Cup Love: On the Trail of Family, Food and Broken Hearts in China,” will be held on Wednesday, June 2, at 7 p.m. at Aratani Theatre, 244 S. San Pedro St. in Little Tokyo.
Huang will be discussing his new book with actress Constance Wu, who plays Jessica Huang on ABC’s “Fresh Off the Boat,” which is based on Huang’s New York Times bestselling memoir.
Hosted by the Los Angeles Public Library. The conversation will be followed by audience Q&A and a book-signing. Also featuring a DJ set by DJ Sosupersam.
Huang was finally happy. Sort of. He’d written a bestselling book and was the star of a TV show that took him to far-flung places around the globe. His New York City restaurant was humming, his OKCupid hand was strong, and he’d even hung fresh Ralph Lauren curtains to create the illusion of a bedroom in the tiny apartment he shared with his younger brother Evan. Then he fell in love — and everything fell apart.
“Double Cup Love” takes readers from Williamsburg dive bars to the skies over Mongolia, from Michelin-starred restaurants in Shanghai to street-side soup peddlers in Chengdu. The book is a globe-trotting adventure turned high-stakes existential quest, Huang searches for love and meaning — in family and culture, in romance and marriage — and faces the crossroads between his past and his future, between who he once was and who he might become.
Huang is the proprietor of Baohaus, a restaurant in New York City, and the host of “Huang’s World” on ViceTV.
Wu’s other TV credits include “Children’s Hospital,” “Eastsiders,” “Franklin & Bash,” “Spooked,” and “Covert Affairs.” She also wrote, directed and produced a short film, “My Mother Is Not a Fish.”
Tickets: $55, $45, $35 (service/handling fee applicable). Info: www.jaccc.org or http://lfla.org/event/an-evening-with-eddie-huang/
Huang will also appear at the following Bay Area venues:
– Monday, June 6, at 7 p.m. at Jewish Community Center of San Francisco, 3200 California St., San Francisco. Tickets: www.jccsf.org
– Tuesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at Oakland Asian Cultural Center, 388 9th St., Suite 290, Oakland. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com