Gene Luen Yang’s new book, LEVEL UP, covers some territory that may be familiar to many people — a young man whose parents want him to make something of himself, while he just wants to play video games. Drawn by Thien Pham, it’s Yang’s latest exploration of growth and personal identity, especially as it relates to Asian Americans. But the book isn’t just about video game addiction. At
Wired’s GeekDad, he explains where the book is really coming from in his own experience.
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