As in her routines, the self-proclaimed "fag hag" takes on race, gender, body image, and sexual taboos in her book, using her gift for gab and her time in the spotlight to shatter stereotypes of Asian women as meek and demure. Filled with priceless moments and amusing anecdotes -- picture Cho dressed as Raggedy Ann for her job at FAO Schwarz recording phone-sex messages for her second job -- the autobiography is surprisingly somber. But then, self-disclosure is a risk, and Cho never shies away from the challenge. By examining the tensions and contradictions in her own life, she uses her work to "change the way people view race and expand opportunities." Clean, sober, and even tougher now, Cho is developing material for a new concert tour called "The Notorious C.H.O."; she describes it as a "female-driven piece about reclaiming the self" -- a subject about which Cho is definitely an expert.