The Resource How to American

How to American

Label
How to American
Title
How to American
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Subject
Summary
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
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  • Yang, Jimmy O
  • Judge, Mike
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Humor (Nonfiction)
  • Nonfiction
  • Essays
Label
How to American
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:047054d6-fb0c-4be3-9b52-5ea335725d19
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780306921865
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
How to American
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:047054d6-fb0c-4be3-9b52-5ea335725d19
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780306921865
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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