Book Journey: Yes, My Accent Is Real
|Book Name:||Yes, My Accent Is Real:
And Some Other Things I Haven’t Told You
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
To be frank, The Big Bang Theory is my “the favorite” TV series. Be it Sheldon, Leonard, Penny, Howard or Raj, I await every week to watch it religiously, or just a repeat telecast of previous episodes. So here comes the book on the Indian lead character written by Kunal Nayyar aka Raj Koothrappali.
Haven’t heard about The Big Bang Theory, hey which planet do you live in? Just kidding!
This book will be an easy choice to go for, for a fan like me and not so difficult, even otherwise. Nothing in life comes easy and his journey towards landing a role in this series and struggles to find the perfect fit is amusing and a pleasant read, to say the least. You could hear it in the voice of Raj, when he tales his tale from start to (no end); it’s still a journey, he is just 34. The lessons of life got too mechanical after a certain point in time, but still worth a read.
Skip the last chapter on the Big Fat Wedding with ex-Miss India (if you are more for Big Bang Theory type story-line) and you have a good book in your hand.
Excerpt from the back cover of the book:
This revealing collection of essays, written in Kunal’s irreverent, hilarious and self-deprecating voice, traces his journey from a young boy in New Delhi who mistakes an awkward first kiss for a sacred commitment to the grown man who meets and marries a former Miss India in an elaborate seven-day event. In between, he grapples with feelings of loneliness and being an outsider; audition triumphs and catastrophes in the showbiz Mecca that is Boise, Idaho; telling his parents he wants to be an actor and offers a bold new theory to explain to a sceptical world why being Indian is cool.
Full of heart but never taking itself too seriously, this funny, sweet and often inspiring collection of underdog tales follows a young man an earnest well-intentioned young man as he traverses two continents in search of a dream, along the way transcending cultural mix-ups, romantic misunderstandings and professional missteps that somehow miraculously prepared him for the role that would change his life..
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Posted on December 7, 2015, in Book Reviews and tagged Autobiography, Big Bang Theory, Book, Book Review, Kunal Nayyar, Memoir, Raj Koothrappali, Review, The Big Bang Theory, Yes My Accent Is Real. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.