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Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven't Told You - Kunal Nayyar
Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven't Told You
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In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS’s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.Of all the charming misfits on television, there’s no doubt Raj from The Big Bang... show more
In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS’s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.Of all the charming misfits on television, there’s no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory—the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian-American astrophysicist—ranks among the misfittingest. Now, we meet the actor who is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV’s most-watched sitcom since Friends. Going behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory and into his personal experiences, Kunal introduces readers to the people who helped him grow, such as his James Bond-loving, mustachioed father who taught him the most important lessons in life: Treat a beggar as you would a king. There are two sides to every story. A smile goes a long way. And, when in doubt, use a spreadsheet. Kunal also walks us through his college years in Portland, where he takes his first sips of alcohol and learns to let loose with his French, 6’8” gentle-giant roommate, works his first-ever job for the university’s housekeeping department cleaning toilets for minimum wage, and begins a series of romantic exploits that go just about as well as they would for Raj. (That is, until he meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event that we get to experience in a chapter titled “My Big Fat Indian Wedding.”) Full of heart, but never taking itself too seriously, this witty and often inspiring collection of underdog tales follows a young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending culture and language (and many, many embarrassing incidents) to somehow miraculously land the role of a lifetime.
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781476761824 (1476761825)
ASIN: 1476761825
Publisher: Atria Books
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
4.5 Yes My Accent is Real: and Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You
I Picked Up This Book Because: Celebrity books have been my not so guilty pleasure for the past few months. Even though I don’t watch his show his book was highly recommended by a friend. I loved this book. Going in I didn’t know Kunal from Adam but I’m so glad I got to know him a little bit. His s...
Tea, Rain, Book
Tea, Rain, Book rated it
4.0 Review: Yes, My Accent is Real by Kunal Nayyar
I should mention that I am a big fan of The Big Bang Theory, so my review may seem a bit biased. Nayyar was born in London and raised (from the age of 4 until he left at 18) in New Delhi. That is about the extent of the usual memoir structure you will find in this book. Nayyar took the rest of the...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
0.0 Autobiographic Essays that do just enough to entertain
This book was all sorts of okay. Occasionally more, rarely less. It's a series of (primarily) autobiographical essays about his childhood in India, his family, his time in Portland during college, training as an actor, and his break on a little show you may have heard of, The Big Bang Theory. H...
Figgy O'Connell
Figgy O'Connell rated it
4.0 Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven't Told You
This is not a memoir. I’m not a president, or an astronaut, or a Kardashian. This is a collection of stories from my life.You guys, it’s Raj from The Big Bang Theory!This book gives wonderful insight into Raj, that is to say the man behind Raj… That is to say Kunal Nayyar… Did you know that Raj was ...
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