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A Beginner's Guide To Acting English [Format Kindle]

Shappi Khorsandi

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Revue de presse

"Britain's best young female comic by any yardstick" (Guardian)

"[Shappi] has a fascinating story to tell, married to one of the warmest, most engaging performance styles I have seen" (Observer)

"Shappi Khorsandi has been an endearing Iranian voice on the stand-up circuit for a number of years. This memoir arguably provides a better platform for her wealth of stories" (Metro)

"A touching memoir" (Independent)

"Written with an admirable lightness of touch and a novelist's eye for comic detail" (Observer)

Présentation de l'éditeur

It's 1977 and life in Iran is becoming unpredictable. The Shah will be overthrown and events are about to take place on the world stage. But for five-year-old Shappi Khorsandi all this means is that she must flee, leaving behind a mad extended Iran clan and everything she has ever known.

Shappi and her beloved brother Peyvand arrive with their parents in London - all cold weather and strange food - without a word of English. If adapting to a new culture isn't troubling enough, it soon becomes clear that the Ayatollah's henchmen are in pursuit. With the help of MI5, Shappi's family go into hiding. So apart from checking under the family car for bombs every morning, Shappi's childhood is like any other kids' - swings in the park, school plays, kiss-chase and terrorists.

'An extraordinary story...really funny and warm'

Graham Norton

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 555 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 320 pages
  • Editeur : Ebury Digital (15 septembre 2009)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B0031RS916
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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34 internautes sur 36 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Very Talented Woman's Story 21 juillet 2010
Par Julia A. Andrews - Publié sur
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As my Brit husband and I turned on the Graham Norton Show the other night we were delighted to see a fave actress Toni Collette as a guest. The other woman on Norton's show has a stand up comedy act in the UK and is Iranian. (I bet I will NEVER use those words together in a sentence again in my life.) She was an unknown talent to us, but her humour and crowd chemistry was easily noticed. This particular night made it one of Graham's best with much of the accolades going directly to Shappi. Charming, funny and witty we would love to see Shappi on US television again. When this memoir was mentioned I immediately went to Amazon UK and USA but it had a 3 month delay to be shipped.

It was worth the wait.

Her story is remarkably touching, not the usual radical comedic send up. A very pleasant surprise. Told through her childhood eyes her family's exile into England to escape Iran after the fall of the Shah is delightfully innocent and full of love for all her family, home country and newly adopted one. Of course she would not be Shappi without a humorous take on life, but it is a gentle, delicate and sincere one.

Enjoy the read!
17 internautes sur 19 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
4.0 étoiles sur 5 A Memoir that Says Something 29 mai 2010
Par Geoffrey A. Snyder - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Coming from a stand up comedian, I was expecting this to be a funny book. There are parts that are amusing, but overall, this is a very personal, thoughtful examination of growing up in exile after the Iranian Revolution. I was expecting something light and instead found myself completely wrapped up in the life of one little girl in London.

The story itself is told from the perspective of Shappi Khorsandi as a child and Ms. Khorsandi does capture the voices of herself at different ages quite nicely - and that's what really made the book for me. Further, Ms. Khorsandi ended her story at a good point. Unlike some memoirs I've read, it didn't feel like it just rambled on past the interesting bits and into the current day solely to catch us up with someone's entire life.

Overall, this is definitely worth it. I found it to be a thoroughly enjoyable read.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 fast read 14 octobre 2010
Par LindaR - Publié sur
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This book was easy to read, it was amusing and I fell in love with Shappi's Baba. It is a simple book but it gives a great insight to a family and their life. Plus it made me smile. So interested did I become with the family I then looked to see what else had been written by Shappi, her father and her brother.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Interesting child's perspective non-fiction read 22 novembre 2010
Par Jen Bakes - Publié sur
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I ordered this based on seeing the author's appearance on the Graham Norton show on BBC America - she does comedy now in Great Britain and it promised to be an interesting story about how she went "on the run" with her family after the upheaval in Iran in the '70's (I'm greatly simplifying). It's told largely from her recollections as a child and really comes from that perspective. If you enjoy non-fiction this is a different story and not self-serving at all. It was more about living away from your homeland than being on-the-run, and was a good window into Iranian culture.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 A fascinating tale that captures the essence of human comedy 20 février 2011
Par J. Olin - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
UK comedienne Shappi Khorsandi's autobiographical story on her family's departure from her home in Iran to London during the fall of the Shah. It was a random chance to have seen Ms. Khorsandi on the BBC-America when she was a gust on the Graham Norton show. She was an articulate and quite literate humorist and off-handedly referenced her book that was coming out soon. A few days later I found it on Amazon and was reading away.

It is a bittersweet story that Ms. Khorsandi tells - and as a parent who has moved our family a few times, one forgets that the views of our children are certainly different from the adults who control their lives. I heartily recommend this well-written and well-told story for anyone who is interested in a personal look at how major events in our society shape individuals.
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