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Amy Tan

Amy TanAKA Amy Ruth Tan

Born: 19-Feb-1952
Birthplace: Oakland, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Asian
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Joy Luck Club

Resides in San Francisco.

Father: John Tan (electrical engineer, Baptist minister, d. brain tumor)
Mother: Daisy
Husband: Lou DeMattei (attorney, m. 1976)

    High School: (Montreau, Switzerland)
    University: MA Linguistics, San Jose State University
    University: UC Santa Cruz
    University: UC Berkeley

    The Rock Bottom Remainders Vocalist 1992-present
    Academy of Achievement (1996)
    Friends of Hillary
    Hillary Clinton for President
    John Kerry for President
    Obama for America
    Chinese Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Agoraphobia, Smoking, Lyme Disease, Epilepsy

Author of books:
The Joy Luck Club (1989, novel)
The Kitchen God's Wife (1991, novel)
The Hundred Secret Sense (1995, novel)
The Bonesetter's Daughter (2001, novel)
The Opposite of Fate (2003, essays)


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