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No Land's Man (2014)

by Aasif Mandvi(Favorite Author)
3.74 of 5 Votes: 3
1452107912 (ISBN13: 9781452107912)
Chronicle Books
review 1: Fantastic memoir by actor/writer/comedian Aasif Mandvi. Introspective, poignant tales of an emigrant life with no real "home"-- told with a twist of wry humor. More than 50 languages are spoken in homes throughout our town of Skokie--many of these families might have much in common with some of Mandvi's early experiences. I don't usually read celebrity bios or memoirs--but this was a wonderful exception.
review 2: Perhaps a little unfair, but Aasif's reputation preceded him for me. I've seen his segments on the Daily Show and quite liked them, and expected a similar sense of humor. Unfortunately, this wasn't the case and the book wasn't as funny as I had hoped. This book is an exploration of the experience of an immigrant (a couple times over). The book was fin
... moree - not as funny or as emotionally resonant as I'd hoped but competently written nonetheless. less
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Charming, light, quick read about the author's background and experience as an immigrant. Enjoyable
Very funny and very interesting. The biggest flaw is that it's too short.
Short read. Interesting to learn more about his background.
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