Standing Up: From Renegade Professor to Middle-Aged Comic

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When you just cannot sit down and take it anymore.

Taiwanese-born Ada Cheng had achieved the American dream: U.S. citizenship, a tenured faculty position as a sociology professor, and a following of students who adored her. But by midlife, she was once tired of struggling against both subtle and overt gender and racial discrimination and battling conservative academia. Driven by instinct and whim, Ada enrolled in an improvisation class at Chicago’s acclaimed Second City, and found a new second act for herself as a storyteller, stand-up comedian, and improv comic. In Standing Up, Ada inspires readers to follow their passions and listen to their hearts it doesn’t matter what their age or obstacles to triumph over.

Standing Up is for you in case you:

    • Are tired of working for the paycheck and not your passion.

 

    • Believe there is something more for you than what you are allowing yourself to experience.

 

    • Are able to take a possibility on yourself and leap into your second act.

 

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