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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

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