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Author Mandvi, Aasif, 1966- author.

Title No land's man / by Aasif Mandvi.

Publication Info. San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Biography  BIO Mandvi    ---  Available
Description 191 p. ; 21 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Source NBK 6/15 PPL
Summary "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."
Contents Welcome home: the return -- Better than Fonz -- Curry pot cowboy -- The ledge -- International House of Patel -- Welcome home: the train -- No land's man: Becoming Aaseeeef -- No land's man: You can't be Michael Jackson all the time -- Born again -- The chili pepper -- Love, Indian-American style -- Welcome home: the empty space -- Patanking -- Movie star -- Brooke and Monday-wala -- The jihadist of irony.
Subject Mandvi, Aasif, 1966- -- Anecdotes.
Identity (Psychology)
ISBN 9781452107912

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