Toronto author Jan Wong brings a story of discrimination, betrayal, illness, justice and recovery to Kogawa House,

We had a good event at Kogawa House with author Jan Wong – check out for information on Jan Wong’s new book.  Jan is the author of Red China Blues and Beijing Confidential.  She was the former bureau Chief for the Globe & Mail, where she was also a features writer.  For many years her column “Lunch with Jan Wong” was one of the most highly read articles as she lunched with celebrities… and wrote about what was said, and not said… eaten and not eaten…

Lunch at Kogawa House was very nice – my pictures are here:

Jan spoke about the issues of big corporations such as the Globe & Mail, and Manu-Life insurance being dysfunctional and pathological.  When she was denied sick leave from G&M, Manu-Life was also secretly video-taping her at speaking events for her book Beijing Confidential.  When you trust the company you work for, and are willing to go find the stories for the same company – it was a tremendous betrayal to Jan.
Jan Wong’s self-published memoir hits bestseller list. Out of the Blue is currently No. 77 on’s Top 100, and 46 on Indigo’s Top 50 list. Oh… and this book which also describes her “divorce” from the Globe & Mail, where she was a star reporter and features writer – is also on the G&M best seller list too!

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