Call Me Russell

Call Me Russell

Inside the Outside

Book - 2012
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The unvarnished life story of stand-up comedian Russell Peters: up close and personal, poignant and entertaining

Russell Peters performs to sell-out stadium crowds around the world, poking fun at race, culture, his immigrant family, and anything else he sets in his sights on. In this candid memoir, he chronicles his life from humble beginnings as a scrawny, bullied, brown kid with ADD growing up in an immigrant family in Canada through his remarkable rise to become one of the world's most beloved, top-earning comics. He has been called Indo-Canadian, Anglo-Indian, South-Asian, South-Asian-Canadian, and, of course, totally hilarious, but in this book you will meet the real Russell Peters, both the comic and the man. You can call him Russell.

Charts Russell Peters' incredible rise to become one of the biggest standup comics in the world today Shares personal details and stories, from heartfelt memories of Peters' family and childhood to his experience with prejudice, trade secrets about the business of comedy, and life in Hollywood Includes more than 100 photographs, including many never-before-seen images from Peters' family albums
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2012.
ISBN: 9781118270677
1118270673
Branch Call Number: BIO PETERS PETERS
Characteristics: 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Koromilas, Dannis
Peters, Clayton

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HurstyK
Aug 22, 2011

Interesting read. Definitely some funny parts that have stuck in my mind. Good light reading.

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Inkie78
Jan 13, 2011

Funny Man Russell Peters takes you on a very interesting look at his background both culturally and personally to give a glimpse of what made him who he is. A very easy, entertaining and at times thoughtful read. Not your typically Narcissistic writing that so many comics use when writing similar books.

Better read this book, or "..someone's gonna get hurt real bad..."

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