My Book:

I have written my first book. It chronicles my experiences and the challenges I faced in getting used to life in America—learning to drive a car, getting a haircut by a woman, ordering a sandwich at a fast food restaurant, and stumbling upon a strip club. My two college degrees and my journalism experience in a company of international repute did not help when a local radio station refused me an announcer’s job because I failed to pronounce words like Pakistan and Baghdad correctly. Not being able to find a job of my liking, I worked as a sandwich artist in a restaurant, a front desk manager in a motel, an advertisement controller in a TV station where I learned about America from my co-workers who happened to be teenagers, middle-aged, elderly, whites, blacks, Hispanics, gay, lesbian, straight and everyone else.

It also describes my experiences of being the first international son-in-law of a family living in a tiny village in rural Pennsylvania. I get to meet my wife’s folks—an American family of mixed European heritage: my giggly mother-in-law, who has the enthusiasm of a fifteen-year old; my father in-law, who almost gave me a heart attack when I first met him; my grandfather in-law, who once confused a Guatemalan for an Indian, and my grandmother in-law, who always tells interesting stories of her past and came close to being my mother in the new country. To learn more, click here.

You can buy this book by clicking on this link, or here on this link.

To listen to a series of podcasts about this book, you can click here.

Thank you, Deepak