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Title:
Yes, my accent is real : and some other things I haven't told you
Author:
Nayyar, Kunal, author.
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Edition:
First Atria Books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Atria Books, 2015.
Physical Description:
viii, 245 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
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 lovable 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 to the grown man who meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event chronicled in "My Big Fat Indian Wedding." In between, he grapples with feelings of loneliness and being an outsider, tells his parents he wants to be an actor, and offers a bold new theory to explain to a skeptical world "Why being an Indian is cool."--Adapted from book jacket.
Language:
English
Contents:
Everything i know about kissing i learned from Winnie Cooper -- My a-to-z guide to getting nookie in New Delhi during high school -- Made in England -- King of shuttlecocks -- Holiday traditions part 1: Rakhi -- A thought recorded on an aeroplane cocktail napkin -- Why being Indian is cool -- Dinners with dad -- Dziko and me -- The art of the head bobble -- Garbage, man -- Holiday traditions part 2: Dussehra -- The forbidden kiss -- Chaos theory -- Judgment day in Boise -- A thought recorded on an aeroplane cocktail napkin -- The girl I went to mass for -- Kumar ran a car -- Lollipops and crisps -- The prince and the pauper -- How I knew -- Kunal's twelve quick thoughts on dating -- Holiday traditions part 3 : Holi -- Nina, why? -- A thought recorded on an aeroplane cocktail napkin -- Love's labour's lost -- The waiting period (extended mix) -- James Bond and the mouse -- Always joy -- Thirteen things I've learned from playing an astrophysicist on TV -- A thought recorded on an aeroplane cocktail napkin -- And then I fell in love -- Puppies -- My big fat Indian wedding -- Holiday traditions part 4: Diwali -- Good-bye -- A thought recorded on an aeroplane cocktail napkin.
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ISBN:
9781476761824
Format :
Book