How to American, by Jimmy O. Yang

An immigrant's guide to disappointing your parents 📚

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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
Nick AbouzeidHunterPro@nickabouzeid · Partner @ Shrug Capital
"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 😳
Chris Messina
Chris Messina@chrismessina · Product designer & entrepreneur
@funnyasiandude @nickabouzeid * shameless plug * — you can relive his Live Chat on Molly:
Davis Baer
Davis Baer@daviswbaer · Co-Founder of OneUp
Davis Baer
Davis Baer@daviswbaer · Co-Founder of OneUp
But in all seriousness, congrats on the book launch @funnyasiandude. Keep up your awesome work!
Jeff Osborn
Jeff Osborn@jeff_osborn · Owner, work/ethic
I love that the Erlich toy is knocked over in the second photo. It's all about the details.
Jeff Osborn
Jeff Osborn@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.
Pete@peet818 · Community / Social Media Manager
Check out the audio book if you can.. it was narrated by @funnyasiandude Good laughs.
Abadesi@abadesi · Co-founder, Elpha
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 ❤️