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Yes, My Accent Is Real: And Some Other Things I Haven't Told You
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In the spirit of Mindy Kaling's bestseller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? or Judd Apatow's Sick in the Head, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS's #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.Of all the charming misfits on television, there's no doubt Raj from The Big Bang Theory—the sincere yet incurably geeky Indian astrophysicist—ranks among the misfittingest. Now, we meet the actor who is every bit as loveable as the character he plays on TV. In this revealing collection of essays written in his irreverent, hilarious, and self-deprecating voice, Kunal Nayyar traces his journey from a little boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment, gets nosebleeds chugging Coca-Cola to impress other students, and excels in the sport of badminton, to the confident, successful actor on the set of TV's most-watched sitcom since Friends. Going behind the scenes of The Big Bang Theory and into his personal experiences, Kunal introduces readers to the people who helped him grow, such as his James Bond-loving, mustachioed father. Kunal also walks us through his college years in Portland, where he takes his first sips of alcohol and learns to let loose with his French, 6'8" gentle-giant roommate, works his first-ever job for the university's housekeeping department cleaning toilets for minimum wage, and begins a series of romantic exploits that go just about as well as they would for Raj. (That is, until he meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event that we get to experience in a chapter titled "My Big Fat Indian Wedding.") Full of heart, but never taking itself too seriously, this witty collection of underdog tales follows a young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending culture and language (and many, many embarrassing incidents) to somehow miraculously land the role of a lifetime.
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        As Nayyar says himself, this book isn't so much a memoir as a collection of stories and lessons learned. The 32-year-old actor details his youth in India, his family, and his shift from business major to actor during his college years in Portland, OR. He takes readers through his relatable awkward stage into his blossoming confidence in regards to life and love. As a child and young man, Nayyar fell in and out of love at the drop of a hat, but this trait just makes him more endearing. His dogged persistence in pursuing acting as his passion is admirable to the end. Readers will feel a great deal of satisfaction when they read firsthand his experience landing a role on The Big Bang Theory--even though they'll see it coming, it's still a pleasure to read how such a lovely man got what he deserved. The author's charming style will keep readers invested, while the portrait of his family is beguiling in its sweetness and sincerity. VERDICT A must for those who enjoyed Mindy Kaling's Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? or Judd Apatow's Sick in the Head.--Kristen Droesch, Library Journal

        Copyright 2015 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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