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 HBO's Silicon Valley and the film Crazy Rich Asians 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 disappoi Standup comic, actor and fan favorite from HBO's Silicon Valley and the film Crazy Rich Asians shares his memoir of g...

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

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

  • Christine Luong
    Nov 16, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    In America, people always tell me: "Money can't buy happiness. Do what you love." In my Chinese family, my dad always tells me: "Pursuing your dreams is for losers. Doing what you love is how you become homeless." This is the wrong book to read on the train because you can't keep...

  • Mehrsa
    Jun 28, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

  • Antoinette Perez
    Dec 11, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    In America, people always tell me: "Money can't buy happiness. Do what you love." In my Chinese family, my dad always tells me: "Pursuing your dreams is for losers. Doing what you love is how you become homeless." This is the wrong book to read on the train because you can't keep...

    I have never been one to take an interest in the lives and adventures of celebrities, and to be honest, I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang until I came across this book on Goodreads. But the subhead, An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents was worth a laugh: as an Asian Americ...

    6-hour long stand-up. Hillarious. As a big part of this book is how it's read - the accents and the author's attitude and speaking style in general -, I would recommend it only in the audio format. Not worth it to read it in the paper, because it doesn't have that much value as a bo...

    Unlike Jimmy, I was born a U.S. citizen (he came to the U.S. at age 13). But there was so much familiar about first generation Asian immigrant parents who struggle to preserve their culture and community amidst the clash with American values. ...

  • Ola
    Jul 23, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Nov 19, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

  • Ran
    Apr 28, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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...

  • Louise
    Sep 13, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

  • Maya
    Mar 12, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Laura
    Sep 04, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

  • Shikha
    Jul 13, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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. ...

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

  • Brian's Book Blog
    Mar 16, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

  • Jessica Jang
    Dec 07, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    In America, people always tell me: "Money can't buy happiness. Do what you love." In my Chinese family, my dad always tells me: "Pursuing your dreams is for losers. Doing what you love is how you become homeless." This is the wrong book to read on the train because you can't keep...

    I have never been one to take an interest in the lives and adventures of celebrities, and to be honest, I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang until I came across this book on Goodreads. But the subhead, An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents was worth a laugh: as an Asian Americ...

    6-hour long stand-up. Hillarious. As a big part of this book is how it's read - the accents and the author's attitude and speaking style in general -, I would recommend it only in the audio format. Not worth it to read it in the paper, because it doesn't have that much value as a bo...

    Unlike Jimmy, I was born a U.S. citizen (he came to the U.S. at age 13). But there was so much familiar about first generation Asian immigrant parents who struggle to preserve their culture and community amidst the clash with American values. ...

    Loved this book! Maybe could have benefited from more introspection in places, but hearing Yang's stories about adjusting to schools as an immigrant and on his career path was excellent. ...

    Cracked me up! ...

  • Valerity (Val)
    Feb 11, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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...

  • Teresa
    Apr 05, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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. ...

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

    Funny memoir ...

  • Kaspars Purmalietis
    Nov 04, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    In America, people always tell me: "Money can't buy happiness. Do what you love." In my Chinese family, my dad always tells me: "Pursuing your dreams is for losers. Doing what you love is how you become homeless." This is the wrong book to read on the train because you can't keep...

    I have never been one to take an interest in the lives and adventures of celebrities, and to be honest, I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang until I came across this book on Goodreads. But the subhead, An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents was worth a laugh: as an Asian Americ...

    6-hour long stand-up. Hillarious. As a big part of this book is how it's read - the accents and the author's attitude and speaking style in general -, I would recommend it only in the audio format. Not worth it to read it in the paper, because it doesn't have that much value as a bo...

  • Becca Noggle
    Nov 03, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

  • Hanson Ho
    Mar 27, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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. ...

    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

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

  • Amanda Hunsberger
    Jan 14, 2019

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    In America, people always tell me: "Money can't buy happiness. Do what you love." In my Chinese family, my dad always tells me: "Pursuing your dreams is for losers. Doing what you love is how you become homeless." This is the wrong book to read on the train because you can't keep...

    I have never been one to take an interest in the lives and adventures of celebrities, and to be honest, I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang until I came across this book on Goodreads. But the subhead, An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents was worth a laugh: as an Asian Americ...

    6-hour long stand-up. Hillarious. As a big part of this book is how it's read - the accents and the author's attitude and speaking style in general -, I would recommend it only in the audio format. Not worth it to read it in the paper, because it doesn't have that much value as a bo...

    Unlike Jimmy, I was born a U.S. citizen (he came to the U.S. at age 13). But there was so much familiar about first generation Asian immigrant parents who struggle to preserve their culture and community amidst the clash with American values. ...

    Loved this book! Maybe could have benefited from more introspection in places, but hearing Yang's stories about adjusting to schools as an immigrant and on his career path was excellent. ...

  • Julie Harding
    Dec 16, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

  • Helen
    Oct 15, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

  • Mia
    Nov 17, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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...

    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...

    I don't watch Silicon Valley and didn't know who Jimmy Yang was, but I love immigrant memoirs. The book is funny and light. It's a little sexist (a lot of his career was in a strip club), but it's also touching. I want more stories just like this and I hope Jimmy keeps opening up about...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    In America, people always tell me: "Money can't buy happiness. Do what you love." In my Chinese family, my dad always tells me: "Pursuing your dreams is for losers. Doing what you love is how you become homeless." This is the wrong book to read on the train because you can't keep...

    I have never been one to take an interest in the lives and adventures of celebrities, and to be honest, I'd never heard of Jimmy O. Yang until I came across this book on Goodreads. But the subhead, An Immigrant's Guide to Disappointing Your Parents was worth a laugh: as an Asian Americ...

  • Francesca
    Jun 22, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

    Oh my gosh, this book is laugh-out-loud funny, and also very poignant. And inspiring ? Jimmy O. Yang believes in the American dream, because he has lived it. And the audio book is highly recommended ? he's a stand-up comedian/actor, and even if he wasn't, it's always preferable to ...

    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

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

  • BELIEVESINMIRACLES
    Dec 18, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    There's much to relate to here, although Yang's phenomenal success seems to eclipse the dreams of even the most ambitious day-dreaming Chinese tragic entrapped in the accounting job their parents made them sign up for. Yang's success hasn't been overnight, but his tenacity and dogged d...

    I loved it! Probably more like a 4.5 rating. So fun. I loved him in Silicon Valley and was curious about his book. It was better than I expected - cute and funny. Go Jian Yang! ...

    Good, funny, and readable. Not extremely well-written, but enjoyable and light. An excellent account of what an immigrant goes through in our land of opportunity. ...

    I may have enjoyed this book even more if I actually knew who the author was or the shows he has appeared on. Just the same I found the self-deprecating humor to be cute at times. ...

  • Kab
    May 28, 2018

    This book was nominated on the 2018 Goodreads Choice Awards? Nonfiction category and seeing it listed there was enough reason for me to pick it up and read it. I didn?t know who Jimmy O. Yang was but my husband saw the cover of the audiobook and told me he was Jian Yang from HBO...

    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 was a quick, entertaining read. Loved the cringe-worthy pictures included in here. The book delivered exactly what was promised. I do wonder *who* this book is for. It's poised as a how-to guide for disappointing your parents, but if you're an immigrant, you probably already have ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...