Press Release
Indo-American Arts Council
is delighted to invite you to a fun, fabulous book launch of
Aasif' Mandvi's
No Land's Man
November 3rd, 2014. 7-10 pm
Music by Gold Spot! Readings by Special Guests! Surprise moderator!

First Annual IAAC Literary Festival
Aicon Gallery, 35 Great Jones, NYC
please rsvp: SOLD OUT
Books will be available for sale and signing.*
About No Land's Man:
In No Land’s Man If you're an Indo-Muslim-British-American actor who has spent more time in bars than mosques over the past few decades, turns out it's a little tough to explain who you are or where you are from. In No Land's Man Aasif Mandvi explores this and other conundrums through stories about his family, ambition, desire, and culture that range from dealing with his brunch-obsessed father, to being a high-school-age Michael Jackson impersonator, to joining a Bible study group in order to seduce a nice Christian girl, to improbably becoming America's favorite Muslim/Indian/Arab/Brown/Doctor correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

This is a book filled with passion, discovery, and humor. Mandvi hilariously and poignantly describes a journey that will resonate with anyone who has had to navigate his or her way in the murky space between lands. Or anyone who really loves brunch.
A mix of humorous stories, heartfelt observations, and misfit mayhem, No Land’s Man is a quintessentially American story - a laugh-out-loud account of a second-generation immigrant’s search for meaning and identity in an increasingly confusing world.
About Aasif Mandvi:
About Aasif Mandvi Aasif Mandvi is a correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. As a writer, Mandvi is the recipient of the 1999 OBIE award for his critically acclaimed play, Sakina’s Restaurant, which was performed and conceived by Mandvi, and was adapted into the film, Today’s Special. Some of his theatre credits include the Broadway revival of Oklahoma!, as well as Homebody/Kabul, Suburbia, and Disgraced. His film credits include Premium Rush, The Proposal, The Last Airbender, The Internship, and Million Dollar Arm. Mandvi’s television credits include Jericho, Curb Your Enthusiasm, E.R, Sleeper Cell and HBO’s upcoming The Brink, on which he also serves as writer and producer. He lives and works in New York City.
First Annual IAAC Literary Festival:
The Indo-American Arts Council is a 501 3 not-for-profit secular arts organization passionately dedicated to promoting, showcasing and building an awareness of artists of Indian origin in the performing arts, visual arts, literary arts and folk arts. For information please visit .
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