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Yes, My Accent Is Real Audiobook

Yes, My Accent Is Real

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Publisher's Summary

In the spirit of Mindy Kaling's best-seller Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS' number-one 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 American 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.

Full of heart, but never taking itself too seriously, this witty and often inspiring 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.

©2015 Kunal Nayyar. All rights reserved. (P)2015 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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    J. T. Lichoulas III 10-08-15 Member Since 2010
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    "not funny but culturally interesting"

    This book came well recommended and so I bought it thinking that it might be like Tina Fey or Mindy Kaling's books. It was not particularly funny, but was very interesting from a racial, cultural and relationship perspective. Kunal Nayyar has a lot to share in terms of insight of relationships and his examination of the Indian culture and Hindi religion as opposed to both the Baptist and Jewish traditions in the US. overall what came through in this book was his youth. He's very young to be writing a book of this nature at this time in his career. I wonder how the book may have been written and edited differently if he we're more advanced in his career or at a different stage of life. I wonder if his perspectives might be illustrated a little differently. The telling of the book came off a little self conscious which makes sense for a young newlywed man of 34 . It was an interesting book but not one that I would recommend to anyone looking for a funny memoir of one of our favorite comedic actors.

    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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    Cherie Teasdale 10-10-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Delightful"

    What a treat. Reflective, endearing, candid... easy to listen to and quite engaging. I felt like Kunal was a good friend and we were enjoying intimate light hearted....wait am I still talking? Just read it.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 03-07-16
    green ice cream garden miramar, FL United States 03-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Kunal is okay"

    The stories weren't what I was expecting, which was funny observations about life or his career. It did have some but oddly those weren't funny, but kind of flat. What I enjoyed were his stories of culture and his youth. It's an okay read and one that would probably be best if read in small doses at a time.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Dixon 02-23-16
    Dixon 02-23-16
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    "Seriously boring"

    I thought this might be a cool story about a kid coming over from India and finding success in America, but the tl;dr is middle-upper class boy from India gets everything he ever wanted including (and I'm not making this up) a "Miss India" wife. Kunal attempts to portray himself as relatable and humble, but he repeatedly focuses on the superficial. Just another theater geek obsessed with fame without an interesting story to tell writing a book because his agent told him to. Nothing to see here, even as a fan of the show.

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    José Medrano 10-05-15
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    "Real, Touching, Beautiful!"
    Where does Yes, My Accent Is Real rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Number 1


    What did you like best about this story?

    Everything its honesty, its fun, its pace, the stages, the real and beautiful happy ending after all the journey.


    Which character – as performed by Kunal Nayyar – was your favorite?

    Kunal Nayyar


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, completely!


    Any additional comments?

    Great book. Thank you Kunal, and thanks to all the people who made it possible.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Larry 12-07-15
    Larry 12-07-15 Member Since 2017
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    "Good but not as good as Ithought it would be"

    Love watching him on TV . Glad I bought it. He was a little monotone but overall it was good.

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    Anita E. Schultz 09-25-15 Member Since 2012
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    "Entertaining!"

    I loved the stories Kunal told. Very funny and very touching. I was little sad when it was over.

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    River S. 06-22-17
    River S. 06-22-17
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    "Big Bang Theory fans will love it"

    Kunal's life has been so interesting up to the end of this book and having him tell it makes it a delightful listen. Of course, fans of Big Bang Theory will eat this up having Raj tell his real life story.

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    Regina 01-20-17
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    "Very Charming"

    This pleasant read had me giggling on a treadmill at the gym. If you you were a fan before, you will love Kunal even more. Big thumbs up!

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    Lcgnc EAST BEND, NC, US 12-27-16
    Lcgnc EAST BEND, NC, US 12-27-16 Member Since 2011
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    "Kuuunal..."

    This audiobook is open, honest and endearing fun. Raj is one of my favorite characters of all time ( I'm pretty shy). It has been pretty cool to learn more about how much someone my age, Kunal, has experienced to get where he is today. he certainly deserves every happiness and wants us to have ours as well.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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