How to American

How to American

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.

Author: Jimmy O. Yang

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306903490

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley 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.
Categories: Humor

How to American

How to American

An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents Jimmy O. Yang ... We settled into our new lives after our first year in America. ... On the surface, everything was seemingly working out perfectly for this immigrant family.

Author: Jimmy O. Yang

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780306903502

Category: Humor

Page: 240

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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.
Categories: Humor

Ramadan Around the Wrold

Ramadan Around the Wrold

The purpose of this book is to illustrate the diversity of the global Muslim community. Children of various nationalities and abilities are represented throughout the book.

Author: Ndaa Hassan

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ISBN: 1732097003

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Join the Ramadan Moon as it travels the world to visit children and their families observing Ramadan. Ramadan Around The World showcases how various cultures celebrate the Islamic holiday. The purpose of this book is to illustrate the diversity of the global Muslim community. Children of various nationalities and abilities are represented throughout the book. Families of diverse sizes and demographics have also been equally represented. This book is an adventurous read for children and useful as an educational tool for educators.
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Grassroots with Readings The Writer s Workbook

Grassroots with Readings  The Writer s Workbook

Once the manager finished laughing, he gave us the disappointing explanation. My mother and I walked home empty-handed. That, I later learned, is what Americans call a wild-goose chase. Now that my parents have lived in America for ...

Author: Susan Fawcett

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305162853

Category: Education

Page: 544

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Using her unique M-A-P approach (Model-Analysis-Practice), Susan Fawcett’s books have guided hundreds of thousands of students through the writing process, from foundations of grammar, mechanics, and spelling through writing clear sentences and well-organized paragraphs. Her inductive approach; plentiful, high-interest student models and practices; and contemporary readings engage and motivate students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Categories: Education

Newsweek

Newsweek

While these need to remember that our parents came to realities were initially disappointing , and I the United States ... In turn , our parents , as first - gen- American identity not according to others ' eration immigrants , need to ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015045925305

Category: Business and politics

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Categories: Business and politics

Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi

Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent.

Author: Firoozeh Dumas

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780812968378

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “What’s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It’s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.”—The Providence Journal “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Circle and Success Magazine

The Circle and Success Magazine

... acquiring American homes take the case of our young and American citizenship . Dutch friend , Henry Aldrich , a youth of eighteen , sultation the immigrant's wife was sent to Michigan If the current year is not disappointing the ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112087532989

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Te Theme 4 Gr5 Trphs

Te Theme 4 Gr5 Trphs

Meet the Author Charnan Simon ONGOING ASSESSMENT RETELL Use the questions to guide students as they retell ... It was during her Cricket years that she began studying ballet and tap . ... Both her parents were Mexican immigrants .

Author: HSP

Publisher: Hmh School

ISBN: 0153397667

Category: Language arts (Elementary)

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Categories: Language arts (Elementary)

World Cup 2010

World Cup 2010

The Indispensable Guide to Soccer and Geopolitics Steven D. Stark, Harrison Stark. a 1 30 years old , it's in trouble . ... The fact that the Italians would even call up an American ( his parents are immigrants which is why he 265.

Author: Steven D. Stark

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105215528535

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 364

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The 2010 World Cup will be the first ever held on the continent of Africa. This book features introductory essays on the cultural importance of soccer, the World cup, this tournament in particular, and on African soccer. The book contains an introductory essay, table, analysis of team players, coach, history, flag, foods, and uniforms for each of the 32 teams.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Trophies

Trophies

2010659 ONGOING ASSESSMENT 29 RETELL Use the questions to guide students as they retell " Evelyn Cisneros : Prima Ballerina . ... She was the shy daughter of a Mexican American family Boch her parents were Mexican immigrants .

Author: Harcourt, Inc

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ISBN: PSU:000059004363

Category: Basal reading instruction

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Categories: Basal reading instruction