How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents

How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents

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. "I turned down a job in finance to pursue a career in stand-up comedy. My dad thought I was crazy. But I figured it was better to disappoint my parents for a few years than to disappoint myself for Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley shares his memoir of growing up as a ...

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Title:How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents
Author:Jimmy O. Yang
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0306903490
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

How to American: An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents Reviews

  • Renee
    Jun 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

  • Bruce
    Jul 09, 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

  • 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

    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.? ...

    As of writing this review: whoever decided to change the title of the book for no reason is a scumbag and just because you don't like a book doesn't mean you should abuse your Librarian privilege to change the book title. I never watched Silicon Valley, or anything else Jimmy O. Ya...

    Asian Americans are studious, frugal, family oriented, focused, and good at math. None of these stereotypes are going to surprise anyone. While perhaps still new, Asian American life and culture in the US has started to become a part of more mainstream US media. We have examples in the...

    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...

  • Ola
    Jul 23, 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

  • Yi-Hsuan
    Apr 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

  • Sunflowergurl
    Aug 02, 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

    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.? ...

    As of writing this review: whoever decided to change the title of the book for no reason is a scumbag and just because you don't like a book doesn't mean you should abuse your Librarian privilege to change the book title. I never watched Silicon Valley, or anything else Jimmy O. Ya...

    Asian Americans are studious, frugal, family oriented, focused, and good at math. None of these stereotypes are going to surprise anyone. While perhaps still new, Asian American life and culture in the US has started to become a part of more mainstream US media. We have examples in the...

    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 can relate a little bit to Jimmy's experiences as a new immigrant and it was a bit comforting to know that what he went through is pretty common among Asian immigrants. I had no idea he was in other high profile movies like the Patriots Day movie and the upcoming Crazy, Rich Asians. ...

  • 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...

  • Sarah
    Jun 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...

    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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

  • Billie
    Jun 19, 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

  • Shikha
    Jul 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

  • 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

  • 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

    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.? ...

  • 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    Funny memoir ...

  • Suhel Banerjee
    Jul 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

    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.? ...

    As of writing this review: whoever decided to change the title of the book for no reason is a scumbag and just because you don't like a book doesn't mean you should abuse your Librarian privilege to change the book title. I never watched Silicon Valley, or anything else Jimmy O. Ya...

    Asian Americans are studious, frugal, family oriented, focused, and good at math. None of these stereotypes are going to surprise anyone. While perhaps still new, Asian American life and culture in the US has started to become a part of more mainstream US media. We have examples in the...

  • 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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...

  • 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

  • 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

    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.? ...

    As of writing this review: whoever decided to change the title of the book for no reason is a scumbag and just because you don't like a book doesn't mean you should abuse your Librarian privilege to change the book title. I never watched Silicon Valley, or anything else Jimmy O. Ya...

    Asian Americans are studious, frugal, family oriented, focused, and good at math. None of these stereotypes are going to surprise anyone. While perhaps still new, Asian American life and culture in the US has started to become a part of more mainstream US media. We have examples in the...

    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...

  • Francesca
    Jun 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

  • Ning Yan
    Jul 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...

    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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

  • 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

    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.? ...

    As of writing this review: whoever decided to change the title of the book for no reason is a scumbag and just because you don't like a book doesn't mean you should abuse your Librarian privilege to change the book title. I never watched Silicon Valley, or anything else Jimmy O. Ya...

    Asian Americans are studious, frugal, family oriented, focused, and good at math. None of these stereotypes are going to surprise anyone. While perhaps still new, Asian American life and culture in the US has started to become a part of more mainstream US media. We have examples in the...

    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 can relate a little bit to Jimmy's experiences as a new immigrant and it was a bit comforting to know that what he went through is pretty common among Asian immigrants. I had no idea he was in other high profile movies like the Patriots Day movie and the upcoming Crazy, Rich Asians. ...

    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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

    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.? ...

    As of writing this review: whoever decided to change the title of the book for no reason is a scumbag and just because you don't like a book doesn't mean you should abuse your Librarian privilege to change the book title. I never watched Silicon Valley, or anything else Jimmy O. Ya...

    Asian Americans are studious, frugal, family oriented, focused, and good at math. None of these stereotypes are going to surprise anyone. While perhaps still new, Asian American life and culture in the US has started to become a part of more mainstream US media. We have examples in the...

    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 can relate a little bit to Jimmy's experiences as a new immigrant and it was a bit comforting to know that what he went through is pretty common among Asian immigrants. I had no idea he was in other high profile movies like the Patriots Day movie and the upcoming Crazy, Rich Asians. ...

    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...

  • Kab
    May 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...

    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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

  • Kyle
    Jul 01, 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

    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.? ...

    As of writing this review: whoever decided to change the title of the book for no reason is a scumbag and just because you don't like a book doesn't mean you should abuse your Librarian privilege to change the book title. I never watched Silicon Valley, or anything else Jimmy O. Ya...

  • 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...

    I've never heard of this guy, but I enjoyed his autobiography of his young life (he's only 30 or so now). Raised in Hong Kong, his parents moved the family to L.A. for better colleges and all the good stuff America offers. Jimmy did what his parents wanted and got that economics degree...

    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...

    Very entertaining. It touched on a question I've had for a while, but did not answer it - Why is Jin Yang's name now spelled "Jian Yang," yet still pronounced "Jin" Yang? Who knows?! Clearly I watch too much Silicon Valley (you should too!). ...

    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.? ...

    As of writing this review: whoever decided to change the title of the book for no reason is a scumbag and just because you don't like a book doesn't mean you should abuse your Librarian privilege to change the book title. I never watched Silicon Valley, or anything else Jimmy O. Ya...

    Asian Americans are studious, frugal, family oriented, focused, and good at math. None of these stereotypes are going to surprise anyone. While perhaps still new, Asian American life and culture in the US has started to become a part of more mainstream US media. We have examples in the...

    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 can relate a little bit to Jimmy's experiences as a new immigrant and it was a bit comforting to know that what he went through is pretty common among Asian immigrants. I had no idea he was in other high profile movies like the Patriots Day movie and the upcoming Crazy, Rich Asians. ...

    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...

  • Patrick Acenas
    May 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...

    If you like standup, if you relish learning about how foreign ethnic backgrounds manifest in American society and if you?re a fan of Silicon Valley (HBO), then you?re like me. And if you?re like me, you?re gonna love this book. The audiobook made me cry with laughter while dr...

    Jimmy has navigated a lot of interesting experiences and I'm pleased for his success. Not just in this book, but in his life, he needs to reconsider his frame of reference for every interaction he's had with female human beings. Throughout his narrative we are solely mentioned as hot o...

    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...

    I enjoyed reading most about his return visit to Hong Kong, his personal reflections on identity and belonging. Even tempered with self-deprecation, the rest is a little bit too in the belly of noxious standards of success and masculinity. I would be like his father, though, and have a...

    It was a pleasant listen. The audiobook was read by Jimmy himself, in which he nailed the narratives with different accents and excellent mimicking of different characters. I purchased this audiobook after watching his standup show live in San Francisco. He is hilarious and witty i...

    3.5 I really enjoyed this book written by Jimmy O. Yang who is a standup comedian, film and TV actor and fan favorite as the character Jian Yang from the popular HBO series Silicon Valley (although I'm not familiar with the show). Yang shares his story of growing up as a Chinese immi...

    It was good! Got a few chuckles out of me. ...

    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. ...

    I didn't really laugh out loud reading this book but he has some good bits. I had heard an interview with him on NPR and I think they covered some of the funniest moments in the book which made it not as funny to read about it. Some of his experience is very relatable as an Asian Am...

    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. ...

    Audio. The introduction from Mike Judge is, frankly, boring and there are some repetitive passages and places where it feels too earnest, but it's generally enjoyable. ...

    s/o to @roy.present for da book. proper read for a flight. ...