No land's man

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Aasif Mandvi--best known for his work as a correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart --has been dealing with his identity issues across three continents and thirty years. With wit, smarts, and a good dose of hard-earned perspective, Mandvi shares his journey from battling bullies and idealising the Fonz as a child in England to becoming a teenage Michael Jackson impersonator in Tampa, Florida and playing snake charmers, taxi drivers and eventually a fake journalist as an actor in New York, where he was even once told that he wasn't 'Indian' enough for a role. A mix of humorous stories, heartfelt observations, and misfit mayhem, No Land's Man is a laugh-out-loud account of a second-generation immigrant's search for meaning and identity in an increasingly confusing world.
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