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Mixed plate : chronicles of an All-American combo / Jo Koy.

Koy, Jo, (author.).

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Summary:

"Well guys, here it is -- my story. A funny, sad, at times pathetic but also kick-ass tale of how a half-Filipino, half-white kid whose mom thought (and still thinks) his career goal was to become a clown became a success. Not an overnight success, because that would have made for a really short read, but an All-American success who could give my immigrant mom the kind of life she hoped for when she came to this country, and my son the kind of life I wished I'd had as a kid. With all the details of what it felt like to get the doors closed in my face, to grind it out on the road with my arsenal of dick jokes, and how my career finally took off once I embraced the craziness of my family, which I always thought was uniquely Filipino but turns out is as universal as it gets." -- Publisher annotation
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Cascade Locks Library 921 KOY 2021 (Text) 33892100733378 Adult New Books Book None 04/21/2021 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062969965
  • ISBN: 006296996X
  • Physical Description: xii, 304 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dey St., an imprint of William Morrow, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Illustrated with 25-35 personal photos.
Formatted Contents Note:
The American way -- My great escape -- This crazy thing called divorce -- "I was right. You should've died." -- Fred and titty baby -- Looking for gold -- The first laugh -- Live from the hustle -- King no more -- The tiny game-changer -- You're the fucking man -- Immigrant revolution.
Summary, etc.:
"Well guys, here it is -- my story. A funny, sad, at times pathetic but also kick-ass tale of how a half-Filipino, half-white kid whose mom thought (and still thinks) his career goal was to become a clown became a success. Not an overnight success, because that would have made for a really short read, but an All-American success who could give my immigrant mom the kind of life she hoped for when she came to this country, and my son the kind of life I wished I'd had as a kid. With all the details of what it felt like to get the doors closed in my face, to grind it out on the road with my arsenal of dick jokes, and how my career finally took off once I embraced the craziness of my family, which I always thought was uniquely Filipino but turns out is as universal as it gets." -- Publisher annotation
Subject: Koy, Jo.
Comedians > United States > Biography.
Filipino Americans > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.
Biographies.
Humor.

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