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The Curious Diary of Mr Jam: Official humorist for repressive regimes

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by Nury Vittachi

He tried to bring comedy to Asia, but everyone just laughed at him

Sam Jam’s whole life had been a tragic mistake. As a humorist in Asia he had repeatedly been sacked, blacklisted and chased out of buildings.

But he refuses to believe that his audiences of conservative Muslims, Communist officials, religious police and Asian citizens in general have no sense of humor.

This funny, poignant tale, which the author describes as “a novel for legal reasons”, is more than just laugh-out-loud entertainment. It shines an essential light on what global culture will look like as eastern ways of thinking start to dominate.

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He tried to bring comedy to Asia, but everyone just laughed at him

Sam Jam’s whole life had been a tragic mistake. As a humorist in Asia he had repeatedly been sacked, blacklisted and chased out of buildings. But he refuses to believe that his audiences of conservative Muslims, Communist officials, religious police and Asian citizens in general have no sense of humor.

This funny, poignant tale, which the author describes as “a novel for legal reasons”, is more than just laugh-out-loud entertainment. It shines an essential light on what global culture will look like as eastern ways of thinking start to dominate.

Praise for Nury ‘Mr Jam’ Vittachi’s earlier books:
    “Endearingly wacky” – The Times, London
    “Heading for cult status” – Herald-Sun, Melbourne
    “His ear for dialogue is almost perfect … I really enjoyed this book.” – South China Morning Post

Additional information

Dimensions 110 x 178 mm
Pages

336

Binding

Paperback

About the author

Nury “Mr Jam” Vittachi is probably Asia’s most popular author/columnist, with a regular readership of millions, spread across newspapers, magazines, books and the internet. He was born on Earth and still spends a fair amount of time there.

http://www.mrjam.org/