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The Wrong End of the Table [Epub] ➟ The Wrong End of the Table By Ayser Salman – Thomashillier.co.uk An Immigrant Love Hate Story of What it Means to Be American A rare voice that is both relatable and unafraid to examine the complexities of her American identity” —Reza Aslan #1 New York Times be An Immigrant Love Hate Story End of eBook ✓ of What it Means to Be American A rare voice that is both relatable and unafraid to examine the complexities of her American identity” —Reza Aslan New York Times bestselling author of Zealot The Life and Times of Jesus of NazarethYou know that feeling of being at The Wrong End of the Table Like you’re at a party but all the good stuff is The Wrong ePUB ½ happening out of earshot FOMO That’s life—especially for an immigrantWhat happens when a shy awkward Arab girl with a weird name and an unfortunate propensity toward facial hair is uprooted from her comfortable albeit fascist regimed homeland of Ira and thrust into the cold alien town of Columbus Ohio—with its Egg McMuffins Barbie dolls and kids playing doctor everywhere you turnedThis is Ayser Salman’s story First comes Emigration then Naturalization and Wrong End of MOBI ï finally Assimilation—trying to fit in among her blonde haired blue eyed counterparts and always feeling left out On her journey to Americanhood Ayser sees naked butts at pre kindergarten daycare that she would like breaks one of her parents’ rules “Thou shalt not participate as an actor in the school musical where a male cast member rests his head in thy lap” and other things good Muslim Arab girls are not supposed to do And after the attacks she experiences the isolation of being a Muslim in her own country It takes hours of therapy fifty five rounds of electrolysis and some ill advised romantic dalliances for Ayser to grow into a modern Arab American woman who embraces her cultural differencesPart memoir and part how not to guide The Wrong End of the Table is everything you wanted to know about Arabs but were afraid to ask with chapters such as “Tattoos and Other National Security Risks” “You Can’t Blame Everything on Your Period; Sometimes You’re Going to Be a Crazy Bitch and Other Advice from Mom” and even an open letter to Trump This is the story of every American outsider on a path to find themselves in a country of beautiful diversity.

  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • The Wrong End of the Table
  • Ayser Salman
  • 14 May 2016
  • 9781510742079

About the Author: Ayser Salman

Ayser Salman was born in End of eBook ✓ Ira before it became a curiosity and moved to America as a toddler She is a writer and producer and editor for companies like Universal Pictures Miramax Films Disney The Weinstein Company and FX Ayser lives in Los Angeles California.



10 thoughts on “The Wrong End of the Table

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    My thanks to Skyhorse Publishing and NetgalleyAyser Salman is a freak of nature I expected allsort of Immigrant angst from her Nope Not a peep She did experience a few weird things that most of us didnt Sorry Ayser the smacking of butts in preschool must be an Ohio thing Heck it's probably in their college chant song but since the rest of us aren't Midwesterners then we don't understand it It is after all Ohio My favorite thing about Ayser? She's human Yep Who'd a thunk it? She leaves Ira at3 Comesto Ohio USA wheresome really odd things happen in school Yet she still hasn't given up on us yet Kentucky Saudi Arabia She meets some of her favorite people ever in SA Sorry Saudi ArabiaNot South AfricaThen she's here home again My favorite thing about Ayser is just how very girl next door she is Ayser would have been my friend although I'd have stopped herfromwearing allthose stupid preppy clothes Oh she wouldn't have thanked me though because I'd have put her in suede cowboy boots with some tight levis and legwarmers and cowboys chasing her all over the place Sorry but there was no point to any of it if those cowboys weren't knock knock knocking I'm allseriousness though Ayser is funny Her family is one of whom most would envy Annoying? At times sure But love always rings true Fuck Trump and his xenophobia I'm Scottish Trumps Scottish 😠😡 I'll take people looking to better themselves over people who thinkone is better than themselves

  2. Jenny (Reading Envy) Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    I enjoyed this memoir from Ayser Salman it is full of funny and relatable moments magnified by occasional cultural misunderstandings Ayser moved from Ira to Ohio to Saudi Arabia and experiences awkwardness everywhere The memoir finishes up in the almost present day with stories about dating in her 40s I love the interactions with her parents in particular I received a copy from the publisher through Edelweiss and it came out 5 March 2019

  3. Cindy Burnett Cindy Burnett says:

    Every American should read this book Salman examines growing up in the United States as a female Muslim and always feeling like she is sitting “at the wrong end of the table” Moving with her family when she was young from Ira to Columbus Ohio Salman endured culture shock of epic proportions Daily American life occasionally placed her in positions that ran contrary to her religious beliefs and following the 911 attacks Salman experienced hostility for simply being Muslim I thoroughly enjoyed the book and felt I learned a lot about a culture with which I was not very familiarFor reviews check out my Instagram account and my newsletter

  4. Traci at The Stacks Traci at The Stacks says:

    This book is a fun and light look into the life of an immigrant to the us from Ira It’s humorous though doesn’t dig particularly deep It’s an easy read with some observations that are insightful though not lifeworld changing

  5. Jessica Jeffers Jessica Jeffers says:

    I picked this up off of Edelweiss because I'm making a conscious effort to read books by authors with a broader range of backgrounds In that regard this was an excellent memoir about a woman whose family immigrated from Iran to Kentucky to Saudi Arabia then back to the US Ayser Salman's story could not be different than my own But honestly the bulk of this book didn't really do that much for me Some of the stories made me giggle a little and a handful helped me see things from a different perspective—especially when Salman recounted the period of her childhood in which she lived in Saudi Arabia—but I felt like that vast majority of the stories were lacking in depth Many were very brief just a couple pages long in the digital format and amounted to little than recounting a single event or factoid that could have been relayed in a few sentences—relaying a single bullying incident or how she embarrassed herself in from of a childhood crush one time I felt like there could have been a greater sense of reflection on how these many incidents played into a bigger picture maybe even a greater sense of cohesiveness throughout the book Also there was a chapter in which she spoke about going on a date with a Muslim man who spoke about other Muslim ethnicities in blanket statements grounded in stereotypes Lebanese women do this Egyptian women do thatthis upset Salman which is justified But then in the very next chapter she made statements about how all Muslim families do certain things It was the very same behavior that she had just complained about I probably wouldn't have even noticed if she hadn't literally just complained about it and I found that mildly irritating That being said I do think this is a worthwhile read for anyone looking to expand their horizons a little bit Salman does do a nice job conveying some of the challenges of growing up Muslim and event being a Muslim adult in am America where Muslim is often synonymous with the bad guy I just wouldn't expect to have your mind blown by this one

  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    I really wanted to love this but I'll be honest it was a slog For a comedy writer this wasn't very funny The chapters were all short stories about her life and while I get that's what memoirs are it's the writer's job to take those short snippets and turn them into interesting or educational or fun prose Salman failed and Wrong End is just a strange rambling dinner conversation where you're not uite sure why your guest is telling you all this but you nod politely anyway I liked the premise growing up in an increasingly divided America as an Irai Muslim immigrant I just wish there had been something to the book More heart or humourI would have given this 3 stars but had to take off an entire star for the sheer number of ridiculous footnotes Good God those things were unnecessary unfunny and distracting

  7. Brittany | thebookishfiiasco Brittany | thebookishfiiasco says:

    thank you to Get Red PR and Sky Horse Publishing for sharing this memoir with mei’m already a sucker for a good memoir but i really appreciated the longitudinal story telling the different cultural experiences and the way the Ayser writes as a whole in this memoir there is humor weaved throughout the entirety of the book while also maintaining authenticity and the realness of each story i’ve caught myself laughing and immediately feeling all the feelings right after it has been interesting and eye opening to read about Ayser’s experiences living in different countries at various ages and stages of her life her resilience and capacity to check in with herself among so much change is something really sticking with me i’ve found myself processing alongside Ayser in some of these stories and have found the process to feel really human and healingreading this memoir as a white woman it feels important to me to acknowledge my privilege and differences as i read what she went through starting at a very young age i have not experienced all that comes with immigration emigration and assimilation that she shares about in her stories and while we have experienced similar historical traumas i acknowledge the differences in impact these traumas had on our lives simply based on race and ethnicity alone i appreciate her openness and vulnerability and know that i will never fully understand all that she went through i’m grateful to have learned about her and her experiences and encourage you to approach this book with an open mind and open heart because i promise you we all have something to learn from one another and you will definitely do so in reading this book45 ⭐️

  8. Cari Cari says:

    I loved Ayser Salman's reading of her memoir She is so funny authentic and refreshing A great pick for audio

  9. Linda Zagon Linda Zagon says:

    Linda’s Book Obsession Reviews “The Wrong End of the Table A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim American Woman Just Trying to Fit In” by Ayser Salman Skyhorse Publishing March 5 2019Ayser Salman Author of “The Wrong End of the Table A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab Woman Just Trying to Fit In” has written an entertaining and witty Memoir Ayser Salman writes about her traditional and immigrant parents who left an oppressed life for freedom in America As a little girl Ayser had a difficult time adjusting to the environment and the other children in Columbus Ohio She always felt like an outcast Her parents were very strict and found it difficult to understand the modern ways of American lifeAyser Salman writes honestly and shares how her parent’s cultural and traditional values differed in many ways from the expectations that Ayser felt in America Ayser also writes how the politics in America made her carefully rethink choices that she had She candidly writes her dating experiences and friendships I found Asyer Salman’s experiences intriguing I would recommend this for readers who enjoy memoirs I received an ARC from NetGalley for my honest review

  10. Louise Rozett Louise Rozett says:

    It takes guts to reference Garanimals McMuffins and dictators in one book but Salman pulls it off with panache aplomb flair and all the other words like that I love this very funny—sometimes poignantly funny; sometimes dark; sometimes dramatic—and fascinating memoir about a highly visible girl who would prefer to remain invisible as she tries to figure out how to adapt to a new culture and then adapt to a different but familiar culture and then re readapt is that a thing? to the first new culture That girl grows into a teen with secret boyfriends and a dream of being a rock star who grows into a college student grappling with confusion over being called white while also facing discrimination for being Irai who grows into a grad student in film school in LA whose boyfriend's mother buys her a cross I'm sorry—am I ruining this book for you? Okay suffice it to say this is a fantastic funny moving ride that delves into important ideas about racism identity intersectionality and sanitary pads as clothing de fuzzers Enjoy And whatever you do don't skip the footnotes—they're as delightful as the main text

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