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How to American : an immigrant's guide to disappointing your parents
Ouyang, Jimmy, author.
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First edition.
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New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2018.

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xii, 224 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"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."
How to Asian -- How to immigrant -- How to thuglife -- How to get high -- How to stand up -- How to strip club DJ -- How to make it -- How to Silicon Valley -- How to Hollywood -- How to American.
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