There's two sides to this book. On one hand this is story of a woman who spent part of her childhood in luxury, another part of childhood in prison, and eventually came to America where she found success.
On the other hand a lot
of people believe that Ping Fu made this story up. I don't know enough about China's history to agree or disagree with any of these claims.
The accusations ruined the book for me. I couldn't get into the story without the thought that it was made up pulling at me.
Note: I won this book on Librarything.