No land's man

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Aasif Mandvi--best known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart --has been dealing with his identity issues across three continents and thirty years. With wit, smarts, and a good dose of hard-earned perspective, Mandvi shares his journey from battling bullies and idealising the Fonz as a child in England to becoming a teenage Michael Jackson impersonator in Tampa, Florida and playing snake charmers, taxi drivers and eventually a fake journalist as an actor in New York, where he was even once told that he wasn't 'Indian' enough for a role. A mix of humorous stories, heartfelt observations, and misfit mayhem, No Land's Man is a laugh-out-loud account of a second-generation immigrant's search for meaning and identity in an increasingly confusing world.
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display_description "It always bothered me that Aasif was more than merely funny-he's also a great actor. Now I've learned he's an amazing storyteller as well, and I am furious . . . but also grateful. Aasif's movement between cultures and genres is what makes him and his story singularly funny, poignant, and essential."
- John Hodgman, author of The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require
"My father moved our family to the United States because of a word. It was a word whose meaning fascinated him. It was a singularly American word, a fat word, a word that could only be spoken with decadent pride. That word was . . . Brunch! 'The beauty of America,' he would say, 'is they have so much food, that between breakfast and lunch they have to stop and eat again.'" —from "International House of Patel"
If you're an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it's a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land's Man Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, to being a high-school-age Michael Jackson impersonator, to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl, to improbably becoming America's favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/Brown/Doctor correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
This is a book filled with passion, discovery, and humor. Mandvi hilariously and poignantly describes a journey that will resonate with anyone who has had to navigate his or her way in the murky space between lands. Or anyone who really loves brunch.
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subject_facet Identity (Psychology), Mandvi, Aasif, -- 1966- -- Anecdotes
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