“L.A. Son” by Roy Choi

I’ll admit I picked this up because I am trying to learn how to cook more Asian(-fusion) and street food, including new takes on the taco. Roy Choi’s book offered all that and more. My favorite part, though, is the voice. It screams Roy Choi. And it’s probably the most authentic, down to earth narrative — weaving through his ups and downs — I’ve ever come across (including a surplus of curse words).