We Were Dreamers. An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story


We Were Dreamers. An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story

Рейтинг: 
The star of Marvel’s first Asian superhero film, Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, tells his own origin story of being a Chinese immigrant, his battles with cultural stereotypes and his own identity, becoming a TV star, and landing the role of a lifetime. In this honest, inspiring and relatable memoir, Simu Liu chronicles his family's journey from China to the bright lights of Hollywood with wit and humour. As a child, Simu's parents left him in the care of his grandparents, bringing him to Canada when he was four. However, Simu soon senses that his new guardians lack the gentle touch of his grandparents, resulting in harsh words and hurt feelings between him and his parents, who find their son emotionally distant and difficult to relate to. Although they are related by blood, they are separated by culture, language, and values. As Simu grows up, he plays the part of the pious child flawlessly – he gets straight As, performs exceptionally in national math competitions and makes his parents proud. However, as time passes, he grows increasingly disillusioned with the path that has been laid out for him. Less than a year out of University, he is fired from his first job and hits rock bottom. He develops a determination centred around creating his own path. This leads him to not only succeeding as an actor, but also opens the door to reconciling with his parents. We Were Dreamers is a story about growing up between cultures, finding your family, and becoming the master of your own extraordinary circumstance.
We Were Dreamers. An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story
Автор: 
Год издания: 
2022
Издатель: 
ddrug1.png

Похожие книги



Little Women

0
A heart-warming tale of love, sisterhood and hardship during the American Civil War, Little Women tells the story of the lovable March family. Meg, Beth, Jo and Amy try to support their mother at home while their father is away at war and enter into various scrapes and adventures as they do so ➤ подробнее about Little Women.
Издание книги
Автор: 
Alcott Louisa May
Издатель: 
William Collins
Серия: 
Collins Classics
Категория книги: 
Учебники по иностранным языкам


Anne Of Green Gables

0
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Marilla and Matthew Cuthbert are expecting a young orphan boy to help them with farmwork at Green Gables ➤ подробнее about Anne Of Green Gables.
Издание книги
Автор: 
Montgomery Lucy Maud
Издатель: 
William Collins
Серия: 
Collins Classics
Категория книги: 
Учебники по иностранным языкам


Meet the Georgians. Epic Tales from Britain's Wildest Century

0
Anne Bonny and Mary Read, pirate queens of the Caribbean Tipu Sultan, the Indian ruler who kept the British at bay Olaudah Equiano, the former slave whose story shocked the world Mary Wollstonecraft, the feminist who fought for women’s rights Ladies of Llangollen, the lovers who built paradise in a ➤ подробнее about Meet the Georgians. Epic Tales from Britain's Wildest Century
Издание книги
Автор: 
Peal Robert
Издатель: 
William Collins


Bloody Brilliant People. The Couples and Partnerships That History Forgot

0
From rivals propelling each other forwards to friends combining their talents, it's clear: often two heads are better than one. How did William and Ellen Craft work together to pull off a perilous cross-country escape from slavery ➤ подробнее about Bloody Brilliant People. The Couples and Partnerships That History Forgot?
Издание книги
Автор: 
Newman Cathy
Издатель: 
William Collins


The British Are Coming. The War for America 1775 -1777

0
In June 1773, King George III attended a grand celebration of his reign over the greatest, richest empire since ancient Rome. Less than two years later, Britain’s bright future turned dark: after a series of provocations, the king’s soldiers took up arms against his rebellious colonies in America ➤ подробнее about The British Are Coming. The War for America 1775 -1777.
Издание книги
Автор: 
Atkinson Rick
Издатель: 
William Collins


Collins Botanical Bible. A Practical Guide to Wild and Garden Plants

0
The Botanical Bible tells the story of plants and flowers, beginning with an overview of the plant kingdom and the basics of botany, then offering strategies for gardening with purpose. Later chapters introduce seasonal eating, the healing properties of plants and the world of botanical art ➤ подробнее about Collins Botanical Bible. A Practical Guide to Wild and Garden Plants.
Издание книги
Автор: 
Ellis Sonya Patel
Издатель: 
William Collins