Memoirs Narrated by Asian American Authors

There is nothing quite like the experience of hearing authors narrate their own work. Listen to these memoirs on audio, and get to know authors and their stories, in their own words. Looking for more listens featuring Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander authors, narrators, and stories? Visit the Penguin Random House Audio Uplift AANHPI Voices and Stories page.

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Author: Roy Choi, Tien Nguyen and Natasha Phan | Narrator: Roy Choi
Release Date: May 09, 2023
The maverick chef and co-founder of the wildly popular Kogi BBQ taco trucks, pays homage to the city he loves with this cookbook that captures the inventive, creative, and border crossing spirit of Los Angeles“Spaghetti Junction” is the b...
Author: Connie Wang | Narrator: Connie Wang
Release Date: May 09, 2023
“Humorous, endearing, and intimate.” —TIME“Mother and daughter relationships are always tricky but this peripatetic pair has outdone all of us with this most excellent adventure written by my namesake, author Connie Wang.&rdqu...
Author: Ava Chin | Narrator: Ava Chin
Release Date: April 25, 2023
A sweeping narrative history of the Chinese Exclusion Act through an intimate portrayal of one family’s epic journey to lay down roots in America*One of Elle's Best Memoirs of 2023 (So Far)* As the only child of a single mother in Queens, Ava C...
Author: Fatima Ali and Tarajia Morrell | Narrator: Nikhaar Kishnani and Deepa Samuel
Release Date: October 11, 2022
JAMES BEARD AWARD WINNER • A young chef whose dreams were cut short savors every last minute as she explores food and adventure, illness and mortality in Savor, an “inspiring” (The New York Times Book Review) memoir and fam...
Author: Hua Hsu | Narrator: Hua Hsu
Release Date: September 27, 2022
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A gripping memoir on friendship, grief, the search for self, and the solace that can be found through art, by the New Yorker staff writer Hua Hsu“This book is exquisite an...
Author: Garrett Hongo | Narrator: Kaleo Griffith
Release Date: February 22, 2022
A poet’s audio obsession, from collecting his earliest vinyl to his quest for the ideal vacuum tubes. A captivating book that “ingeniously mixes personal memoir with cultural history and offers us an indispensable guide for the search of ...
Author: Karen Cheung | Narrator: Karen Cheung
Release Date: February 15, 2022
A boldly rendered—and deeply intimate—account of Hong Kong today, from a resilient young woman whose stories explore what it means to survive in a city teeming with broken promises. “[A] pulsing debut . . . about what it means to fi...
Author: Albert Samaha | Narrator: Albert Samaha
Release Date: October 12, 2021
“Absolutely extraordinary...A landmark in the contemporary literature of the diaspora.” —Jia Tolentino, author of Trick Mirror“If Concepcion were only about Samaha’s mother, it would already be wholly worthwhile. Bu...
Author: Qian Julie Wang | Narrator: Qian Julie Wang
Release Date: September 07, 2021
An incandescent memoir from an astonishing new talent, Beautiful Country puts readers in the shoes of an undocumented child living in poverty in the richest country in the world. "Extraordinary…Consider this remarkable memoir a new classi...
Author: Mitchel Lee | Narrator: Mitchel Lee
Release Date: August 17, 2021
How do you worship God even if life isn’t going the way you had hoped?  “Even If is not some bumper sticker to display, but a daring commitment to live.”—Kyle Idleman, senior pastor of Southeast Christian Church“I ...
Author: Michelle Zauner | Narrator: Michelle Zauner
Release Date: April 20, 2021
From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, and author of the viral 2018 New Yorker essay that shares the title of this book, an unflinching, powerful memoir about growing up Korean American, losing her mother, and forging her own identity.In...
Author: Mazie K. Hirono | Narrator: Mazie K. Hirono
Release Date: April 20, 2021
“Heart of Fire is a revelatory, evocative, deeply moving book.” —Washington Post“Amazing . . . a memoir I really loved.” —Secretary Hillary Clinton, “You and Me Both” podcast“A beautiful book.&rdq...