Author Kevin Kwan surprises group of super fans l GMA

published on July 17, 2020

Larry you have a special surprise with the author behind this month's gma book club pick i sure do amy kevin kwan won over so many fans with his blockbuster crazy rich asians trilogy and now the best-selling authors back with a

Sizzling new bestseller sex and vanity it's our july book club pick and juju chang one on one with kevin to find out his secret to success good morning juju good

Morning lara you know kevin kwan knows how to dish he also knows how to transport you to another world full of glitz and glamour and of course crazy rich people but he also knows how

To poke fun at the privilege that comes with money and status which means it's not just entertaining it makes you think from his crazy successful crazy rich asians trilogy

To his global box office smash with 240 mil march we've been dating for over a year now and i think it's about time people met my beautiful girlfriend it seems everything author kevin kwon

Touches turns to gold kevin what is it that gives you the midas touch i really feel like everything i do is all about this little post-it note right here on my computer

And it's joy it's amazing i'm all about bringing joy to the world his latest novel sex and vanity debuting as a new york times bestseller sony pictures already snagged the highly coveted film rights

The book transporting readers to the island of capri as a summer romance sizzles it's a story of food fashion love on an island and what happens when lucy tang churchill

Who is a biracial asian american wasp goes to cadbury and meets a boy named george sal and she's trying her best not to fall in love with lucy she's biracial

And throughout the book she encounters racism both overt and subtle i think there's a through line that runs through all my books i think in the case of lucy there are so many microaggressions that she's grown

Up with you know i call it a you know thousand little paper cuts that she just sort of collects over the years that sort of help her form that hard outer shell and i think

Part of what happens in the book is that she breaks through that shop and really becomes proud of her identity i think what makes so many of your stories resonate is that we have this sort of

Love-hate relationship with the super wealthy these people are so posh and snobby they're snoshing we unfortunately live in a world where there is such a stark inequality and i really

Wanted to show that and in some ways really really sort of satirize that world we decided to surprise these kevin kwan super fans with the virtual book club meet and

Greet they never saw coming how quickly did we read this book ladies and gentlemen so quickly so quickly what do you love about kevin kwan's writing but before you answer

Why don't we ask somebody to join us oh my gosh oh my gosh these women say sex and vanity gave them the escape they all needed i

Thought this book was so smart so witty i laughed the whole way through i felt like taking a vacation i mean i felt like i was there living this lavish life that

Never in a million years when i get to live i hope one day you and all of you can experience capri we're planning a trip together yeah we're officially planning a trip together i'll make you a guide

Awesome the book also striking a deeply personal note for melody who's half japanese i really truly related to lucy in this book and i'm just so grateful to you kevin i

Finally have this protagonist that i can relate to on such a personal level were you surprised when kevin came on this call yes you know how some people get excited they met beyonce this is

Like my beyonce kevin you're like beyonce basically and you heard it here kevin kwan is beyonce level superstar his new book takes place on the beaches

Of capri and the hamptons and the island of manhattan it's the perfect summer escape fantasy but it somehow also manages to make you think twice about what's important in life lara

Oh it sounds so good juju i am in thank you very much and everybody sex and vanity is out right now you can head over to our instagram gma book club and watch kevin and juju answer your questions about

The book thank you kevin kwan well hey there gma fans robin roberts here thanks for checking out our youtube channel lots of great stuff here so go on click the subscribe button right over

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