And Some Other Things I Haven't Told You
On Sale: September 15, 2015
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In the spirit of Mindy Kaling’s bestseller Is Everyone
Hanging Out Without Me?, a collection of humorous,
autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj
on CBS’s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory.
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.
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 who taught him the most
important lessons in life: Treat a beggar as you would a
king. There are two sides to every story. A smile goes a
long way. And, when in doubt, use a spreadsheet. 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
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.
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