Mila Kunis and Aziz Ansari

Mila Kunis and Aziz Ansari Examine Immigration in Six-Word Memoirs

The creators of ABC’s “Fresh off the Boat” have collaborated with Six-Word Memoirs to provide some optimism regarding the topic of immigration in the new book “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat.” Celebrities like Mila Kunis, Aziz Ansari, and George Takei sing songs of hope and praise to their immigrant parents, or, more generally, the immigrant experience.

 

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat cover

via Amazon

 

Entertainment Weekly has revealed a handful of these brief memoirs. Here are some memorable ones:

 

A better life for our children

– Mila Kunis

 

Every immigrant’s journey is truly incredible.

– Aziz Ansari

 

Even after internment, still love America.

– George Takei

 

America, thanks for adopting my family.

– Regina Spektor

 

Six Words Fresh Off the Boat” also includes a foreword penned by “Fresh Off the Boat” creator Nahnatchka Khan and executive producer Melvin Marr, which you can read here. Other contributors include Julianne Moore, Neil Gaiman, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Mario Batali, and Junot Diaz.

 

It’s nice to see the people behind one of TV’s most timely (and hilarious) comedies are truly invested in their material. The new book is sure to be heartfelt, and moving. “Six Words Fresh Off the Boat” will be released September 5, and you can pre-order it here.

 

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