For Amy Tan, author of the “Joy Luck Club,” the past is never far away nor fully laid to rest. In her new book, “Where the Past Begins: A Writer’s Memoir" she explores the depths of the Chinese-American experience and shares harrowing childhood memories, including her emotionally-complex relationships with her suicidal mother and Baptist-minister father growing up in Oakland, California. Tan joins us in the studio to discuss her latest work.
Author Amy Tan on 'Where the Past Begins'
Author Amy Tan arrives at a State Dinner in honor of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore at the White House in Washington on August 2, 2016. (Photo: Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images)