Mike Fleming

Aasif Mandvi, the actor/comic best known for being Middle East correspondent on Comedy Central’s Daily Show With Jon Stewart, has closed a deal with Chronicle to write an untitled book of semi-autobiographical essays. Topics include a young Indian boy’s dream of becoming The Fonz, and what it’s like for a Muslim child to move from Mumbai with his family to US in search of the American dream. Mandvi won an Obie for his one-man show Sakina’s Restaurant. ICM and Lillian LaSalle made the book deal.

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