Sunday, April 11, 2021

Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo By: Jo Koy

I love Koy.  I have watched all of his comedy shows..... multiple times.  He is extremely funny.  I am going to check out the Audio book to see if he narrates it.  I love how he does the Filipino accent.  This memoir is both serious and yet still funny.  Koy talks about his schizophrenic brother and his estranged  father.  

Koy writes about his challenges of growing up with his mom and estranged father for most of his adolescent life.  His struggles to find himself and his talent.  His story is a quintessential rags to riches story of someone determined to make it at all cost.  Along the way, he has a life altering event that made him look back at his childhood and shaped him to become the dad he is today.  Him and his then wife Angie had a baby boy.  Although the relationship fell apart, they remained friends and today they co-parent Jo jr.  

Although the book is written by a comedian and contains many Koy'isms, it also teaches a good life lesson about goal setting and attainment as well as parenting skills.  Koy is a very funny guy.  If you have never seen him in one of your specials, I recommend jumping on Netflix and give it a gander.   

Jo Koy's M 

Jo and his mom at the buffet

Publisher : Dey Street Books (March 23, 2021)
Language : English
Hardcover : 320 pages
ISBN-10 : 006296996X
ISBN-13 : 978-0062969965
Item Weight : 1.1 pounds 

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