- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Bad Swami Productions; 1 edition (November 21, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0578116138
- ISBN-13: 978-0578116136
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.4 x 7.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 22 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,999,954 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Are You Indian?: A Humorous Guide to Growing Up Indian in America Paperback – November 21, 2012
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About the Author
Sanjit Singh is an entrepreneur, speaker, and author. He holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and an undergraduate degree from UC Santa Barbara. He lives in San Diego with his wife, Anita, two dogs, Evi and Colbert, and cat, Buff. He is a contributing writer to the humor blog, Bad Swami, www.badswami.com, and is periodically featured on the Kevin and Bean Afro Line segment on KROQ in Los Angeles. Sanjit has read some of the bestselling books of all time including The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe, The Da Vinci Code, Think and Grow Rich, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
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The author has a great grasp of the issues faced by Indians living in the U.S. His exaggerations make his claims humorous. For those of us who are not Indian, we learn a lot about what Indians in America face.
Language and accent often divide people. The author has a cute chapter with tips for Indians whom he calls "FOB," Fresh Off the Boat. Knowing these should make us all more tolerant - even while smiling.
There is much that is just plain informative - like Indians in the media, Indians on Twitter, and the glossary.
The chapter on Indophiles is also instructive, while humorous. Oh, we have so many stereotypes! The author helps us see them. In a light-hearted way, he has done a lot to help us get beyond discrimination.
I was also impressed to read that a portion of the proceeds of the book will go to Arpana, a charity in India providing critical medical are to the poor and underprivileged. I am happy to contribute.
Delightful sense of humor, quirky insights and explanations, remarkably well written.
Get it! Laugh! Recommend to others!
"Tough Questions for the Young Indian," is my favorite. You will read this section as an ABCD and fall over laughing at the responses you wished you had though of over the years. Don't forget to glance at the Career Choices Pie Chart. Singh's side splitting commentary is not for the faint of heart, but will have you giggling for hours.
Totally recommend it even if you are not from the lands of America because you will relate to it no matter where you live and laugh like crazy till they escort you off the flights (which may or may not have happened). :)