Ada Cheng - Some people are dead before they die...
Ada Cheng is a former University Professor and lecturer turned speaker and story teller.
On the show, I have a rule of no swearing, no politics and no religion and funnily enough, in answer to the question
"What makes you roll your eyes every time you hear it?"
Ada's response was - "swearing, politics and religion"
Nice easy one there then...
Ada sang along to Phil Collins - No jacket required - sample below.
And on a more serious theme, a story of out and out discrimination she experienced - you will have to listen to the full episode to find out what it was.
Ada would like to be stuck in a lift (elevator) with Patti Smith, Elton John and David Bowie.
Get "Standing up" - By Ada Cheng
Taiwanese-born Ada Cheng had achieved the American dream: U.S. citizenship, a tenured faculty position as a sociology professor, and a following of students who adored her. But by midlife, she was tired of struggling against both subtle and overt gender and racial discrimination and battling conservative academia. Driven by instinct and whim, Ada enrolled in an improvisation class at Chicago's acclaimed Second City, and found a new second act for herself as a storyteller, stand-up comedian, and improv comic. In Standing Up, Ada inspires readers to follow their passions and listen to their hearts no matter what their age or obstacles to overcome.