How to American, by Jimmy O. Yang

An immigrant's guide to disappointing your parents πŸ“š

How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disapointing Your Parents is a book by Silicon Valley actor Jimmy O. Yang about growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood.

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Nick Abouzeid
Hunter
Marketing @ MainStreet
"I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy. But I figured it was better to disappoint my parents for a few years than to disappoint myself for the rest of my life. I had to disappoint them in order to pursue what I loved. That was the only way to have my Chinese turnip cake and eat an American apple pie too." Just ordered a copy for myself. Can't wait to read @FunnyAsianDude! PS. Jian Yang's comment is the most upvoted in PH history 😳
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Chris Messina
Mentor
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@funnyasiandude @nickabouzeid * shameless plug * β€” you can relive his Live Chat on Molly: https://molly.com/funnyasiandude
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Davis Baer
Co-Founder of OneUp
GOD DAMMIT JIAN-YANG!!!
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Davis Baer
Co-Founder of OneUp
But in all seriousness, congrats on the book launch @funnyasiandude. Keep up your awesome work!
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Jeff Osborn
Owner, work/ethic
I love that the Erlich toy is knocked over in the second photo. It's all about the details.
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Jeff Osborn
Owner, work/ethic
Ran thru the Audible version real quick. Great book, fantastically read by Jimmy. Highly recommended, whether you've seen silicon valley or not. If you've ever had a dream, read it. If you've ever lived in a country as a foreigner, read it. If you've ever met someone who moved to the US from somewhere else, read it. Basically, everyone, read it.
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Pete
Community / Social Media Manager
Check out the audio book if you can.. it was narrated by @funnyasiandude Good laughs.
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Abadesi
Founder & CEO, Hustle Crew
Can't wait to read this @funnyasiandude as someone who is constantly disappointing her immigrant parents choosing a career in tech over law/medicine, I feel like I'm going to get a lot out of this book ❀️
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