How to American: An Immigrant'S Guide to Disappointing Your Parents download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jimmy O Yang

How to American: An Immigrant'S Guide to Disappointing Your Parents download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jimmy O Yang year 2018
  • Book name: How to American: An Immigrant'S Guide to Disappointing Your Parents
  • Author: Jimmy O Yang
  • Release date: 2018/9/22
  • Publisher: DA CAPO PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography
  • ISBN: 9780306903496
  • Rating: 8.71 of 10
  • Votes: 205
  • Review by: Gabrielle Roden
  • Review rating: 7.27 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/24
  • Total pages: 240
  • Includes a PDF summary of 24 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from HBO's Silicon Valley and the film Crazy Rich Asians shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood. 'I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy. But I figured it was better to disappoint my parents for a few years than to disappoint myself for the rest of my life. I had to disappoint them in order to pursue what I loved. That was the only way to have my Chinese turnip cake and eat an American apple pie too.' Jimmy O. Yang is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley. In How to American, he shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immigrant who pursued a Hollywood career against the wishes of his parents: Yang arrived in Los Angeles from Hong Kong at age 13, learned English by watching BET RapCity for three hours a day, and worked as a strip club DJ while pursuing his comedy career. He chronicles a near deportation episode during a college trip Tijuana to finally becoming a proud US citizen ten years later. Featuring those and many other hilarious stories, while sharing some hard-earned lessons, How to American mocks stereotypes while offering tongue in cheek advice on pursuing the American dreams of fame, fortune, and strippers.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H32M
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Autobiography: Arts & Entertainment, Black & Asian Studies, Autobiography: General, Memoirs, Funny Books & Stories, Biography: Arts & Entertainment, Individual Actors & Performers, Humour Collections & Anthologies, Biography: General
  • Available formats: DOCX, MOBI, TXT, LIT, EPUB, PDF, WORD, DOC. Compressed in ALZ, RAR, ZIP, TAR.XZ, TBZ2
  • Download servers: Volafile, MEGA, FreakShare, S42Transfer, Torrent, FileServe, FlowCloud, Hotfile, Uploaded, Microsoft OneDrive
  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 25.94 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x231x25mm
  • Weight: 363g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Not Available
Option 1

Option 2

Option 3

Option 4

Option 5
Vote:

More books of 2018

More books in English

More books of the genre or collection Biography