It's Just in time for the July 4th holiday, the laugh out loud journey of proud immigrant and comedian, Jimmy O. Yang. He plays the grumpy tech guy on HBO’s Silicon Valley, the one with the heavy Chinese accent and slacker vibe. Comedian Jimmy O Yang describes himself as a fresh off the boat immigrant to America. He was 13 when he came from Hong Kong barely speaking English. But in the next years he found his way to the stage as a stand up comedian,and into a thriving TV and film career. Three years ago he became an American. Now, he’s chronicled his hilarious road to success and citizenship in his new memoir, “How to American:An Immigrant’s Guide to Disappointing Your Parents”. It’s our July selection for “Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.” Jimmy O. Yang joins Callie on the phone from the Marketplace studio in Los Angeles.
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