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Passport to Shame: From Asian Immigrant to American Addict
Sam Louie, MA, LMHC
Central Recovery Press / Softcover / Oct 2023
9781949481686 (ISBN-10: 1949481689)
Biography and Memoir / Addictions (Self Help)
price: $28.95 (may be subject to change)
300 pages
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A psychotherapist's candid memoir of addiction and recovery, exploring the intersection of Asian culture, mental health, and assimilating into American culture as an ethnic minority.

Sam Louie grew up torn between cultures as part of a first-generation Chinese immigrant family from Hong Kong living in a predominantly African American neighborhood in the United States. He experienced the duality of existence with the tension of two vastly different worldviews, his identity intertwined with the country he lives in and his ancestral ties. What traditions and cultural beliefs get preserved, what gets discarded, and what gets lost in translation? Beneath it all was the presence of three generations of addiction, trauma, and shame.

In this bold, insightful book, he documents the challenges of immigrant experiences and how maladaptive coping mechanisms in the form of compulsive behaviors were a means to gain a sense of adequacy due to the cultural tide of shame and ostracism within his own ethnic heritage and the external world.

Louie's journey of resiliency in navigating multiple cultural forces in the face of adversity and racism can give readers a new understanding of hope, perseverance, and the resources necessary to heal.

About the Author:

Sam Louie, MA, LMHC, is a psychotherapist and speaker focusing on multicultural issues, trauma, and addiction. Sam spent more than twelve years as an Emmy Award-Winning broadcast news journalist. He has researched, produced, and reported on a number of mental health stories dealing with Asian addiction, men’s depression, and psychotherapy and is also contributor to many publications including Men's Health and Psychology Today online.

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