Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo
ISBN: 006296996X
EAN13: 9780062969965
Language: English
Publication Date: Mar 23, 2021
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.13" H x 9" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.43 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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A stunning, hilarious memoir displaying Koy's wide-ranging comedic talent and abundant wells of perseverance (Kirkus Reviews, starred). Mixed Plate illuminates the burning drive and unique humor that make Jo Koy one of today's most successful comedians. Includes never-before-seen photos.

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.

In this book, I'll take you behind the mic, behind the curtain--OK, way behind it. From growing up with a mom who made me dance like Michael Jackson at the Knights of Columbus, to some real dark stuff, the stuff we don't talk about often enough as immigrants. Mental Read More chevron_right

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