Magazine article Variety

'I'm Brown, and They Don't Have Anyone Else like Me'

Magazine article Variety

'I'm Brown, and They Don't Have Anyone Else like Me'

Article excerpt

Aasif Mandvi is known to millions as the Muslim correspondent on "The Daily Show," but before he was filing hilarious dispatches for the Comedy Central staple, he was trying to fit in as a Bombay-born immigrant who had grown up in Bradford, England, and moved with his parents to Florida. His first book, "No Land's Man," comes out Nov. 4. CAROLE HORST

Why did you deckle to write "No Land's Man"?

Years ago I wrote a one-man show called "Sakina's Restaurant" based on my family. I had continued writing stuff like that, and had hoped to put it in a one-man show, but Chronicle approached me about a book. I felt I had interesting stories to tell about the immigrant experience.

It's a journey of self-discovery.

When I left England and moved to America, I dove into American life. …

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