Su Dai is a famous Chinese published author. In China she had published two best selling books on language education, Sentence by Sentence I & II, by the age of 26. Her third book Laugh Out Loud with Americans is being published now in China. Su graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master Degree in International Education Policy. She is currently working and living in Washington D.C.
In the book, the author calls herself a mango, yellow on the outside and yellow on the inside. She makes that statement fully understanding and feeling absolutely complete in knowing exactly who she is. She is Chinese, a descendent of generations of Chinese ancestry. Like a mango, she is the fruit of a strong family tree, nurtured from roots that are anchored deeply in rich Chinese soil. She has been living in the United States for five years. After being bathed in the East Coast sunshine and absorbing the nutrition of the American soil she has observed and analyzed the culture with a dual perspective of both the inside and the outside. She is a transplanted mango. A transplanted mango does not take its culture for granted instead it has great respect for those who came before them. As a mango grows the texture and flavor change. A mango born of its own Chinese culture definitely retains the richness of that culture no matter where it grows.