Book Soup at the Skirball presents Reza Aslan in conversation with Aasif Mandvi for Mandvi’s book, No Land’s Man
If you're an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it's a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land's Man Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, to being a high-school-age Michael Jackson impersonator, to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl, to improbably becoming America's favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/Brown/Doctor correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. This is a book filled with passion, discovery, and humor. Mandvi hilariously and poignantly describes a journey that will resonate with anyone who has had to navigate his or her way in the murky space between lands. Or anyone who really loves brunch. (Chronicle Books)
A book signing will follow the talk. FREE. Reservations recommended:
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 7:30pm
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
90049 Los Angelesus