I liked the book, but it seemed rather scattered to me, and it didn't completely hold my interest to the end.
I was especially interested in the chapter that goes into the history of fortune cookies in San Francisco and Los Angeles - parts of it described Japantown people and businesses, which I found fascinating because they're so near by and so familiar.
I read this because it was part of the San Francisco Public Library's On the Same Page program. (Granted, I read it almost a year after it was featured, but that's okay.) I really like the program, and I'm glad I had the chance to read the book.