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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.

 

Feature images courtesy of Awesome Desktop and That Eric Alper.

Aziz Ansari posing for GQ

Here’s Why Aziz Ansari Deleted Everything Off His Phone

‘Master of None’ star Aziz Ansari has revealed that he has deleted everything from his phone, even his internet browser! What’s he doing with all his free time now? Easy! Reading books! In an interview with GQ, he said: 

 

“I wanted to stop that thing where I get home and look at websites for an hour and a half, checking to see if there’s a new thing. And read a book instead. I’ve been doing it for a couple months, and it’s worked. I’m reading, like, three books right now. I’m putting something in my mind. It feels so much better than just reading the Internet and not remembering anything.”

 

 

Aziz Ansari smiling

Via PopKey

 

 

He said that he grew tired of reading endless news articles speculating on what may or may not happen with the President and the government.

 

“When you take a step back, it all just seems so sensationalized. Trump’s gonna get impeached! No, he’s not. None of that shit’s happening. But you are going to read all the articles. So if you take yourself out of it, you’re not infected with this toxicity all the time. Also, guess what? Everything is fine! I’m not out of the loop on anything. Like, if something real is going down, I’ll find out about it.”

Aziz Ansari posing

Image Courtesy of GQ

 

Maybe we could all take a leaf out of one of Ansari’s three books and follow suit! (Except for Bookstr.com of course, still check us now and again…) 

 

Featured Image Courtesy of GQ