Nerdette Book Club: ‘Last Tang Standing’

We break down Lauren Ho’s debut rom-com alongside podcast industry insider Nick Quah.

Book cover art for Last Tang Standing
Nerdette host Greta Johnsen and the delightful Nick Quah break down Lauren Ho's debut novel, 'Last Tang Standing.' Greta Johnsen / WBEZ
Book cover art for Last Tang Standing
Nerdette host Greta Johnsen and the delightful Nick Quah break down Lauren Ho's debut novel, 'Last Tang Standing.' Greta Johnsen / WBEZ

Nerdette Book Club: ‘Last Tang Standing’

We break down Lauren Ho’s debut rom-com alongside podcast industry insider Nick Quah.

Welcome to the Nerdette Book Club! Each month, we read a book and chat about it with a rotating group of panelists. This month’s pick is Last Tang Standing by Lauren Ho.

Because of its wit, its diary-entry style and its glitzy Southeast Asian characters, Last Tang Standing has been compared to Bridget Jones’ Diary and Crazy Rich Asians.

It tells the story of Andrea Tang, a thirtysomething Malaysian woman who lives and works in Singapore. Her love life is a mess and she’s vying for partner at her law firm, all while drinking a lot and somehow spending many hours playing Candy Crush.

Listen along as Nerdette host Greta Johnsen discusses the book with podcast expert and Servant of Pod host Nick Quah.