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The Resource You can't be serious, by Kal Penn

You can't be serious, by Kal Penn

Label
You can't be serious
Title
You can't be serious
Statement of responsibility
by Kal Penn
Title variation
You cannot be serious
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Kal Penn's unlikely career arc has taken him from nerdy American kid from an immigrant family in the New York suburb of Montclair, New Jersey, to world-famous actor, to White House staffer under President Obama, and back to actor again. Now, in You Can't Be Serious, he reflects on the most ridiculous, offensive, and rewarding moments that have stood out during his journey. With intelligence, humor, and charm on every page, Penn explores what it means to be the embodiment of the American Dream, as the child of immigrant parents who came to this country with very little, and who never expected to see their son get his big break by sliding off an oiled-up naked woman in a raunchy Ryan Reynolds movie. He also pulls back the curtain on racism in Hollywood and the constant reminders that he would never fit in. And of course, he reveals how, after twenty-five years fighting for success in Hollywood, he made the terrifying but rewarding decision to walk away from it all for a career in politics. Above all, You Can't Be Serious shows that everyone can have more than one life story. Penn bravely demonstrates by example that no matter who you are and where you come from, you have many more choices than those presented to you. It's a story about struggle, triumph, and learning how to keep your head up. And okay, yes, it's also about whether Kal really smoked weed in the White House with the former First Lady-because let's be honest, that's what you really want to know"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Penn, Kal
Dewey number
  • 792.02/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.P383
LC item number
A3 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Penn, Kal
  • Actors
  • East Indian Americans
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • HUMOR / Form / Essays
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Rich & Famous
Target audience
adult
Label
You can't be serious, by Kal Penn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
There is no excuse for you... -- What happened to the other thirteen points? (and other questions that don't have answers) -- You can't have your cake and eat it too -- Why do you do these weird things? -- The panoch -- How (not) to produce movies -- Auditioning to be Latino -- On fire -- Of Salinger and strip clubs -- Living the dream -- No prior experience -- Utopia (The underdog, part one) -- Two mini hacks if you ever move into the Quality Inn in downtown Des Moines -- Respect, empower, include (The underdog, part two) -- I applied for my White House job online -- A letter to a thirty-one-year-old me -- You down with OPE? -- NASCAR and chill -- Have a heart -- #SexyFace -- How to do business with gangstaz -- (pea) Cock blocked -- You can't be serious
Control code
on1251738134
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 367 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982171384
Lccn
2021006581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1251738134
Label
You can't be serious, by Kal Penn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
There is no excuse for you... -- What happened to the other thirteen points? (and other questions that don't have answers) -- You can't have your cake and eat it too -- Why do you do these weird things? -- The panoch -- How (not) to produce movies -- Auditioning to be Latino -- On fire -- Of Salinger and strip clubs -- Living the dream -- No prior experience -- Utopia (The underdog, part one) -- Two mini hacks if you ever move into the Quality Inn in downtown Des Moines -- Respect, empower, include (The underdog, part two) -- I applied for my White House job online -- A letter to a thirty-one-year-old me -- You down with OPE? -- NASCAR and chill -- Have a heart -- #SexyFace -- How to do business with gangstaz -- (pea) Cock blocked -- You can't be serious
Control code
on1251738134
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 367 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781982171384
Lccn
2021006581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1251738134

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