About the Book
30 stories about ordinary Singaporeans at their best and worst, their joys and griefs and angers, their dreams fulfilled or lost. They are tales about the awesome human condition and the even more awesome human spirit, interweaved with the author’s vignettes of her nearly 50 years in Singapore, such as how she came from Malaysia to live in Singapore and her run-in with then prime minister Goh Chok Tong.
The Quitter Who Stayed
A Sock on the Jaw, a Blow on the Solar Plexus
The Taximan Cometh
A Writer’s Roller Coaster Ride
The BKBC (bo kia bo chap) Interview
Little Red Dot
A Good Man in Singapore
Elvis Presley Gave Me a Winning 4D Number
Thanks , but No Thanks, Censorship!
The Sixth C
About the Author
Catherine Lim is Singapore’s celebrated fiction author and prominent political commentator. She has written almost 20 books across various genres – short stories, novels, reflective prose, poems, political and satirical pieces.
Known for writing about Singapore society, she has crossed swords several times with the establishment over her political commentaries. In this latest book, she rolls out the birthday champagne for Singapore and celebrates her adopted country’s 50th birthday.