A funny and heartwarming memoir about an Iranian girl growing up in 1980s Britain
Shappi Khorsandi is one of the country's finest comedians, having launched herself back in 2006 with her sell out Edinburgh show, Asylum Speaker. Shappi's career has taken her to all corners of the globe, she has appeared on countless TV & Radio shows including; Live At The Apollo, 8 Out Of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, QI, The Graham Norton Show and Friday Night with Jonathan Ross. She is the author of the bestselling childhood memoir, A Beginner's Guide To Acting English which tells the story of how her family were forced to flee Iran and gain asylum in the UK. Nina is Not OK is her first novel.
Britain's best young female comic by any yardstick * Guardian *
[Shappi] has a fascinating story to tell, married to one of the warmest, most engaging performance styles I have seen * Observer *
Shappi Khorsandi has been an endearing Iranian voice on the stand-up circuit for a number of years. This memoir arguably provides a better platform for her wealth of stories * Metro *
A touching memoir * Independent *
Written with an admirable lightness of touch and a novelist's eye for comic detail * Observer *