I Held My Breath for a Year
Risky, honest, brave, and thought-provoking, Stan Chung’s Okanagan Sunday columns have delighted and engaged readers for over ten years. This is a collection of the best of his work. His topics range from mindfulness, to racism, reconciliation, and economics.

Stan’s work is widely recognized by readers throughout the world. His stories, essays, and memoirs are essentially Canadian, and focus on our issues and considerations. His highly acclaimed book, Global Citizen: River of Love and Other Stories is currently in its third printing.

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Large qualtities for schools, libraries and other institutions are available by contacting the author.
“Stan Chung’s writing tears down pretence to reveal a simple honest truth in which we can see just a little bit of ourselves.” Naheed Nenshi, Mayor of Calgary, AB

“Stan Chung is a voice that Canada needs. His words are a beautiful gift, and a reminder that we can, and indeed should, become more than we are now.” Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair, Associate Professor, Department of Native Studies, University of Manitoba.

“Like a man catching his breath, Stan Chung reflects on the ordinary events that become the extraordinarily complex fabric of our lives. These stories make me grateful for the reminder to slow down and catch my own breath.” Francie Greenslade, author of Shelter.
Global Citizen
River of Love & Other Essays
Originally published in 2008, Global Citizen became an instant best seller. What started out as a newspaper column in the Kelowna Daily Courier in 2006, became a much loved and much read book. After three printings, is now available online to be shared with the world.  

Stan Chung never thought anybody would care to hear about his parents, their struggles, and his upbringing as the son of a Korean-born United Church minister. He never thought of his experience as extraordinary. After all, everybody has a story. 

He was surprised when readers greeted his explorations into his life, his community and the world we live in with praise and requests for more.  Emails flooded in when he struck an emotional core. He began to talk more openly about things like suicide, the death of his mother, his father's illness and even politics. Stan found the more he risked, the more he personally connected with his community.

Available soon on and in print and eBook format.