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Today's guest, Wesley Chu, is the author of The Lives of Tao and the upcoming sequel, The Deaths of Tao (to be released on October 29). Chu was born in Taiwan and emigrated to Chicago when he was just a pup. It was there he became a Kung Fu master and gymnast. Wesley is an avid gamer and a contributing writer for the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. A former stunt man and a member of the Screen Actors Guild, he can also be seen in film and television putting out Oscar worthy performances such as "Banzai Chef" in Fred Claus and as a bank teller in Chicago Blackhawks commercials. Besides working as an Associate Vice President at a bank, he spends his time writing and hanging out with his wife, Paula Kim, and their Airedale Terrier, Eva.
Wesley stopped in to talk about what he learned from reading 101 Dalmatians 101 times, how many pounds of pressure it takes to tear off someone's ear, and the challenges of creating science fiction that takes place