You can't be serious

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New York : Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.


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First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
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viii, 367 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
9781982171384, 1982171383


"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"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Penn, K. (2021). You can't be serious (First Gallery Books hardcover edition.). Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Penn, Kal, 1977-. 2021. You Can't Be Serious. New York: Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Penn, Kal, 1977-. You Can't Be Serious New York: Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Penn, Kal. You Can't Be Serious First Gallery Books hardcover edition., Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2021.

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