Author to talk about living through tyranny this morning at Lynnewood Methodist

Mother's Day sermons will deal with life during Cultural Revolution in China

Pleasanton author Margaret Zhao will deliver the sermons at two Mother's Day services this morning at Lynnewood United Methodist Church on living through the Cultural Revolution in China.

The sermons will be based on Zhao's book, "Really Enough: A True Story of Tyranny, Courage and Comedy."

The story talks about the influence Zhao's mother had on her life and her courage living through the revolution when Margaret was a young girl.

Zhao has entertained library and book-club audiences with her humor and compelling life story. "Really Enough," co-authored by Kathleen Martens, has won acclaim as winner of the Sharp Writ Book Award for Best Biography and Memoir.

Zhao has a new book, Humor Haiku, with original haiku written in English and translated into Chinese.

Zhao's sermons, entitled "Universal Love," will be delivered at both the 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on Mother's Day.

The Rev. Heather Leslie Hammer, pastor at Lynnewood United Methodist, said the public is invited to either of the services.

The church is located at 4444 Black Ave., directly across from the Dolores Bengtson Aaquatic Center.

For more information, call (925)846-0221 or sign on to the church's web pager at


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