Hilarious Novel Alert: The Wangs vs. The World (plus giveaway) #WangsvstheWorld


Are you looking for something new and different to read? Something that will make you laugh and feel good? How about a debut novel already praised by Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Buzzfeed, Nylon, and PopSugar, with coverage to come in Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, and Cosmopolitan??? I have a good one for you! The Wangs vs. the World is a charming road trip story that proves family is more important than money. Featuring an endearing cast of characters — a fashion-blogging high schooler, a wannabe stand-up comic at ASU, an art-world reject in hiding in Upstate New York, and a tenacious businessman hell-bent on success.

Do I have your attention? I hope so. Here’s a little bit more about the book if I do…

Charles Wang is mad at America. A brash, lovable immigrant businessman who built a cosmetics empire and made a fortune, he’s just been ruined by the financial crisis. Now all Charles wants is to get his kids safely stowed away so that he can go to China and attempt to reclaim his family’s ancestral lands—and his pride.

Charles pulls Andrew, his aspiring comedian son, and Grace, his style-obsessed daughter, out of schools he can no longer afford. Together with their stepmother, Barbra, they embark on a cross-country road trip from their foreclosed Bel-Air home to the upstate New York hideout of the eldest daughter, disgraced art world it-girl Saina. But with his son waylaid by a temptress in New Orleans, his wife ready to defect for a set of 1,000-thread-count sheets, and an epic smash-up in North Carolina, Charles may have to choose between the old world and the new, between keeping his family intact and finally fulfilling his dream of starting anew in China.

Outrageously funny and full of charm, The Wangs vs. the World is an entirely fresh look at what it means to belong in America—and how going from glorious riches to (still name-brand) rags brings one family together in a way money never could.

Sounds pretty cool, right? I really enjoyed it and I’m pretty sure you will, too. It’s very different than most other reads out there. Just that alone makes it worth checking out!

If you’re not sure you want to pick it up or if you are really excited to check it out, I have One (1) copy of The Wangs vs the World  to give away! Enter below:

The Wangs vs. The World

To find out more about this hilarious book, please:



JADE CHANG has covered arts and culture as a journalist and editor. She is the recipient of a Sundance Fellowship for Arts Journalism, the AIGA/Winterhouse Award for Design Criticism, and the James D. Houston Memorial scholarship from the Squaw Valley Community of Writers.

See where Jade is heading on her national author tour!


This is a sponsored post. Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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  1. I have been looking for a new book to read. I will have to check out The Wangs vs. the World.

  2. The Wangs vs. the World sounds like a great book. I will have to add it to my reading list. I seem to read more in the Winter.

  3. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I will have to pick up a copy if I do not win. It sounds like a great story.

  4. I heard an interview with Jade Wang on NPR a few weeks ago and immediately thought, “I HAVE to read that book!”

  5. I’ve got to put this one on my book list! I’ve been looking for my new book to get into and this is right up my ally!

  6. Haha love to read! My husband has been looking for something else to read a little lighter. I’ll tell him to check this out

  7. This sounds really intriguing. A lot different than what I have been reading lately.

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