How to American: A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant Story

How to American: A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant Story

Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley shares his memoir of growing up as a Chinese immigrant in California and making it in Hollywood. Jimmy O. Yang is about to have his moment. You've likely seen the standup comic and actor starring as a series regular, the fan favorite character Jian Yang in Mike Judge's Emmy-nominated HBO comedy Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley shares his memoir of growing up as a...

DownloadRead Online
Title:How to American: A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant Story
Author:Jimmy O. Yang
Rating:
Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0306903490
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:288 pages pages

How to American: A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant Story Reviews

  • Swan
    May 10, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

    I honestly had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before I read this book, I just saw Awkwafina mentioned the book on her Instagram and was like oh I'm also an Asian immigrant, that looks fun. Ended up devouring this book in a day; it was really funny and made me appreciate that there are o...

    Funny stuff. Didn't know him or his work prior to reading this book. I only picked this up because two friends, whose tastes I value, gave high marks to this book. My only concern is that his schtick is dependent on Asian stereotypes. Additionally, Mike Judge's foreward had a sentence ...

  • M
    May 14, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

    I honestly had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before I read this book, I just saw Awkwafina mentioned the book on her Instagram and was like oh I'm also an Asian immigrant, that looks fun. Ended up devouring this book in a day; it was really funny and made me appreciate that there are o...

    Funny stuff. Didn't know him or his work prior to reading this book. I only picked this up because two friends, whose tastes I value, gave high marks to this book. My only concern is that his schtick is dependent on Asian stereotypes. Additionally, Mike Judge's foreward had a sentence ...

    How to American : A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant's Story (2018) by Jimmy Yang is a fun read about Yang's immigration to America, schooling and rise to becoming a stand up comedian and a successful actor. Yang now has a role on the highly amusing Silicon Valley. The ...

    An entertaining read! I found myself laughing out loud several times while listening to the audio version (read comically by Yang). As an immigrant and a writer, I found the book personally inspiring, and in my own way, I could relate to some of the struggles he described. It's a funny...

    I think there's some kind of trend going on because this was the third book I read this year written by a stand-up comedian. Actually, I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jimmy himself. I first found out about Jimmy through HBO's Silicon Valley series. His deadpan delivery with a t...

    Loved this Do you know how many times I had to put this book down because I was laughing too hard? This was absolutely incredible. As someone who also grew up in Hong Kong with Hong Kong parents, there were so many things I could relate to. That made Jimmy's success so much more ama...

    One thing puzzled me about his dad, he himself was an actor and also looked for some acting opportunities, why he doesn't want his son to be an actor? doesn't make sense to me. I listened to this book - comedian's book is fun to listen to cause they always read by the authors and suppo...

    "For once in my life, I wanted to flaunt my Asian side instead of hiding it to fit in as somebody else." Jimmy O. Yang was born in Hong Kong, learned English via BET, struggled as a strip club DJ and stand-up comedian, then finally was cast in Silicon Valley and Crazy Rich Asians. H...

  • Grace
    May 08, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

  • xq
    Mar 30, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

    I honestly had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before I read this book, I just saw Awkwafina mentioned the book on her Instagram and was like oh I'm also an Asian immigrant, that looks fun. Ended up devouring this book in a day; it was really funny and made me appreciate that there are o...

  • Stella
    Mar 15, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

  • Mehnaz
    Apr 07, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

    I honestly had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before I read this book, I just saw Awkwafina mentioned the book on her Instagram and was like oh I'm also an Asian immigrant, that looks fun. Ended up devouring this book in a day; it was really funny and made me appreciate that there are o...

    Funny stuff. Didn't know him or his work prior to reading this book. I only picked this up because two friends, whose tastes I value, gave high marks to this book. My only concern is that his schtick is dependent on Asian stereotypes. Additionally, Mike Judge's foreward had a sentence ...

    How to American : A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant's Story (2018) by Jimmy Yang is a fun read about Yang's immigration to America, schooling and rise to becoming a stand up comedian and a successful actor. Yang now has a role on the highly amusing Silicon Valley. The ...

    An entertaining read! I found myself laughing out loud several times while listening to the audio version (read comically by Yang). As an immigrant and a writer, I found the book personally inspiring, and in my own way, I could relate to some of the struggles he described. It's a funny...

  • Ran
    Apr 28, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

  • Maya
    Mar 12, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

  • Pete
    Mar 29, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

    I honestly had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before I read this book, I just saw Awkwafina mentioned the book on her Instagram and was like oh I'm also an Asian immigrant, that looks fun. Ended up devouring this book in a day; it was really funny and made me appreciate that there are o...

    Funny stuff. Didn't know him or his work prior to reading this book. I only picked this up because two friends, whose tastes I value, gave high marks to this book. My only concern is that his schtick is dependent on Asian stereotypes. Additionally, Mike Judge's foreward had a sentence ...

    How to American : A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant's Story (2018) by Jimmy Yang is a fun read about Yang's immigration to America, schooling and rise to becoming a stand up comedian and a successful actor. Yang now has a role on the highly amusing Silicon Valley. The ...

  • Brian's Book Blog
    Mar 16, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

  • Valerity (Val)
    Feb 11, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

  • Patty
    Apr 24, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

  • Allen Adams
    Apr 10, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

  • Hakan Jackson
    Apr 13, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

  • Teresa
    Apr 05, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

  • Christa Van
    May 15, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

  • Hanson Ho
    Mar 27, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

  • Wing Kee
    Apr 24, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

  • Sujit Nair
    May 04, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

  • Kayo
    Jan 26, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

  • Laura Myers
    Mar 30, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

    I honestly had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before I read this book, I just saw Awkwafina mentioned the book on her Instagram and was like oh I'm also an Asian immigrant, that looks fun. Ended up devouring this book in a day; it was really funny and made me appreciate that there are o...

    Funny stuff. Didn't know him or his work prior to reading this book. I only picked this up because two friends, whose tastes I value, gave high marks to this book. My only concern is that his schtick is dependent on Asian stereotypes. Additionally, Mike Judge's foreward had a sentence ...

    How to American : A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant's Story (2018) by Jimmy Yang is a fun read about Yang's immigration to America, schooling and rise to becoming a stand up comedian and a successful actor. Yang now has a role on the highly amusing Silicon Valley. The ...

    An entertaining read! I found myself laughing out loud several times while listening to the audio version (read comically by Yang). As an immigrant and a writer, I found the book personally inspiring, and in my own way, I could relate to some of the struggles he described. It's a funny...

    I think there's some kind of trend going on because this was the third book I read this year written by a stand-up comedian. Actually, I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jimmy himself. I first found out about Jimmy through HBO's Silicon Valley series. His deadpan delivery with a t...

    Loved this Do you know how many times I had to put this book down because I was laughing too hard? This was absolutely incredible. As someone who also grew up in Hong Kong with Hong Kong parents, there were so many things I could relate to. That made Jimmy's success so much more ama...

    One thing puzzled me about his dad, he himself was an actor and also looked for some acting opportunities, why he doesn't want his son to be an actor? doesn't make sense to me. I listened to this book - comedian's book is fun to listen to cause they always read by the authors and suppo...

    "For once in my life, I wanted to flaunt my Asian side instead of hiding it to fit in as somebody else." Jimmy O. Yang was born in Hong Kong, learned English via BET, struggled as a strip club DJ and stand-up comedian, then finally was cast in Silicon Valley and Crazy Rich Asians. H...

    This book is just plain FUN! I discovered an affinity for Mr Jimmy O Yang. He?s hysterical. Since reading his book I?ve begun watching Silicon Valley. Jimmy is sweet and charming. I hope Jimmy continues to write. His immigrant story is tender and incredible. I can honestly say it?...

  • Marla Munkh-achit
    Apr 04, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

    I honestly had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before I read this book, I just saw Awkwafina mentioned the book on her Instagram and was like oh I'm also an Asian immigrant, that looks fun. Ended up devouring this book in a day; it was really funny and made me appreciate that there are o...

    Funny stuff. Didn't know him or his work prior to reading this book. I only picked this up because two friends, whose tastes I value, gave high marks to this book. My only concern is that his schtick is dependent on Asian stereotypes. Additionally, Mike Judge's foreward had a sentence ...

    How to American : A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant's Story (2018) by Jimmy Yang is a fun read about Yang's immigration to America, schooling and rise to becoming a stand up comedian and a successful actor. Yang now has a role on the highly amusing Silicon Valley. The ...

    An entertaining read! I found myself laughing out loud several times while listening to the audio version (read comically by Yang). As an immigrant and a writer, I found the book personally inspiring, and in my own way, I could relate to some of the struggles he described. It's a funny...

    I think there's some kind of trend going on because this was the third book I read this year written by a stand-up comedian. Actually, I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jimmy himself. I first found out about Jimmy through HBO's Silicon Valley series. His deadpan delivery with a t...

  • Bradley
    May 17, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

  • Diego
    Mar 22, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

  • Mothra
    Apr 04, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

  • G____ Goshin
    Apr 22, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

  • Liliana Hedley
    May 22, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

  • Dongmei Li
    May 17, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

    I honestly had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before I read this book, I just saw Awkwafina mentioned the book on her Instagram and was like oh I'm also an Asian immigrant, that looks fun. Ended up devouring this book in a day; it was really funny and made me appreciate that there are o...

    Funny stuff. Didn't know him or his work prior to reading this book. I only picked this up because two friends, whose tastes I value, gave high marks to this book. My only concern is that his schtick is dependent on Asian stereotypes. Additionally, Mike Judge's foreward had a sentence ...

    How to American : A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant's Story (2018) by Jimmy Yang is a fun read about Yang's immigration to America, schooling and rise to becoming a stand up comedian and a successful actor. Yang now has a role on the highly amusing Silicon Valley. The ...

    An entertaining read! I found myself laughing out loud several times while listening to the audio version (read comically by Yang). As an immigrant and a writer, I found the book personally inspiring, and in my own way, I could relate to some of the struggles he described. It's a funny...

    I think there's some kind of trend going on because this was the third book I read this year written by a stand-up comedian. Actually, I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jimmy himself. I first found out about Jimmy through HBO's Silicon Valley series. His deadpan delivery with a t...

    Loved this Do you know how many times I had to put this book down because I was laughing too hard? This was absolutely incredible. As someone who also grew up in Hong Kong with Hong Kong parents, there were so many things I could relate to. That made Jimmy's success so much more ama...

    One thing puzzled me about his dad, he himself was an actor and also looked for some acting opportunities, why he doesn't want his son to be an actor? doesn't make sense to me. I listened to this book - comedian's book is fun to listen to cause they always read by the authors and suppo...

  • Joanna
    Mar 15, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...

    I had never heard of Jimmy O. Yang when I came across his book here on Goodreads. I thought the title was funny so I requested it from my local library. I had no expectations or preconceived notions. I was pleasantly surprised by what I heard (I listened to Jimmy O. Yang narrate his bo...

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny, smart, and ended before I wanted it to. The book is about comedian Jimmy O. Yang?s life. Its begins in his early childhood life in Hong Kong, and ends with him getting a role in the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and living in Los Ang...

    If volume is an issue, then do not listen to this audiobook, Yang does get really loud. However, that's not the problem. I just didn't care. As I listened I kept going, so what? The interesting aspects were Yang's interactions with his family and T.J. Miller. Chapter 9 is where I d...

    Jimmy O. Yang is an immigrant from Hong Kong, a stand up comic, and actor and a fan of the BET network which taught him English. He moved to Los Angeles at age 13, started school without knowing a whole lot of conversational language and disappointed his parents by not becoming a scien...

    I've never watched Silicon Valley, nor have I seen any of the movies Jimmy O. Yang has been in. I happened to be watching Late Night with Stephen Colbert when he was on plugging his book and he was able to convince me to check it out. I may not have been an immigrant, but I have moved ...

    Jian Yang, comes across as an immigrant tech developer in the popular series Silicon Valley on HBO. He might be well known for his dynamic relationship with Erlich Bachman but offscreen Jimmy, an Asian immigrant struggled with all the challenges that come with being an actor and being ...

    I honestly had no idea who Jimmy O. Yang was before I read this book, I just saw Awkwafina mentioned the book on her Instagram and was like oh I'm also an Asian immigrant, that looks fun. Ended up devouring this book in a day; it was really funny and made me appreciate that there are o...

    Funny stuff. Didn't know him or his work prior to reading this book. I only picked this up because two friends, whose tastes I value, gave high marks to this book. My only concern is that his schtick is dependent on Asian stereotypes. Additionally, Mike Judge's foreward had a sentence ...

    How to American : A Narcissistic Memoir Disguised as an Immigrant's Story (2018) by Jimmy Yang is a fun read about Yang's immigration to America, schooling and rise to becoming a stand up comedian and a successful actor. Yang now has a role on the highly amusing Silicon Valley. The ...

    An entertaining read! I found myself laughing out loud several times while listening to the audio version (read comically by Yang). As an immigrant and a writer, I found the book personally inspiring, and in my own way, I could relate to some of the struggles he described. It's a funny...

    I think there's some kind of trend going on because this was the third book I read this year written by a stand-up comedian. Actually, I listened to the audiobook narrated by Jimmy himself. I first found out about Jimmy through HBO's Silicon Valley series. His deadpan delivery with a t...

    Loved this Do you know how many times I had to put this book down because I was laughing too hard? This was absolutely incredible. As someone who also grew up in Hong Kong with Hong Kong parents, there were so many things I could relate to. That made Jimmy's success so much more ama...

  • Brittany
    Jan 24, 2018

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book, it was funny and smart and ended before I was ready to be finished with it. I found myself enjoying it a lot more than I expected to, as I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang, or seen anything he's been in prior to getting it. Lucky for me, it tur...

    Jimmy O. Yang recounts his life as an immigrant from Hong Kong to California and then as a stand-up comedian and actor in Silicon Valley thus far. Dude's only 30. However, subtitle's accurate. Quite a bit more sexual objectification than I was anticipating. To be fair, Yang worked in a...

    This book is absolutely hilarious. Pretty much reminds me of my Asian friends. His experiences in LA are actually pretty crazy. Great point of the book is to never give up. I need to catch up on Silicon Valley. ...

    I don't review nonfiction a lot so I'll need to forgo my normal structure and just give you my thoughts. I enjoyed the book, O.Yang has a unique voice and his story is one that is familiar to a lot of success stories in Hollywood (eating ramen, barely getting by). But because he's C...

    I picked this up because I love the author's character on Silicon Valley and I was interested to know more about him. I also enjoy memoirs about the immigrant experience and thought this would be an interesting take. This definitely did not disappoint! It was a quick and enjoyable read...

    Hilarious But Also Full Of Interesting Stories 4.5 out of 5 stars I didn?t realize just how much I was going to enjoy this book until I was in tears from laughing on my way into work. I listen to audiobooks in my car and this was absolutely hilarious. So funny (especially the c...

    Funny memoir ...

    4 stars just because Jimmy O. Yang is the only comic or actor I know who immigrated from HK to North America as a child. ...

    Love to read about celebs before they get where they are. This book seemed genuine. If your ready to just laugh out loud,this is it! Thanks to author, publisher and NetGalley for the chance to read this book. While I got the book for free, it had no bearing on the rating I gave it. ...

    http://www.themaineedge.com/buzz/how-... The United States is a nation of immigrants. And every single one of those immigrants has a different and unique American experience. Comedian Jimmy O. Yang is probably best known for his role as Jian Yang on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? ...

    Yang (formally Ouyang) is a stand-up comedian and film/television star most recognized for his role on HBO?s ?Silicon Valley.? However, before landing his breakout role, he had to work hard to get there. Yang immigrated to the United States from Hong Kong at the age of 13. He did...

    Funny, smart and WAY too short, How to American from Jimmy O. Yang is the story of his life. From his failed child stardom as a ping pong player to his immigration to America, he shares the joy and struggle of being a teenage immigrant. I know of Jimmy because of his role as Jian Y...

    I remember seeing saw Jimmy back in the Comedy Palace before he was on TV, but I didn't know who he was. I just remembered going up to him at the end of his set and telling him, he killed his set. Up to that point in time as a college student I've never seen someone do such good comedy...

    From ditching an opportunity at Smith Barney to almost becoming a manager of a strip club, Jimmy Yang's pursuit of the American dream will ring true to all Asian immigrants and Asian-Americans who went against the stereotype of the previous generation. Hilarious and entertaining, this ...

    You may know Jimmy O. Yang from HBO's Silicon Valley, where he plays Jian Yang. "How to American" chronicles his life leading up to the show, from his stint as a child ping-pong star in Hong Kong to his job as a strip club DJ in San Diego. That should give you a taste of how varied (an...