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The Curious Diary of Mr Jam Official humorist for repressive regimes

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IngsBut he refuses to believe that his audiences of conservative Muslims Communist officials religious police and Asian citizens in general have no sense of humorThis funny poignant tale which the auth. Like many other westerners in China I was first introduced to the written works of Nury Vittachi from his Feng Shui Detective serial circa 2005 in City Weekend magazine The Vittachi empire has expanded since then from columnist to public speaker pundit founder of literary festivals and the author of over 30 books But according to his latest tome The Curious Diary of Mr Jam it has been a humble hand to mouth existenceA comical memoir highlighting the less glamorous side of being that guy whom media consuming people in Asia are vaguely aware the Sri Lankan vidushak jester regales the reader with self effacing stories as a humorist in Pan Asia a place where satire is a criminal offense including cross cultural confrontations and repeated sackings from media outlets You have to conform suggests one humorless Hong Kong editor reuiring a fact checked knock knock jokeBeneath the wry tales and occasional 35 percent mildly amusing one liners Vittachi's diary is in fact a real person's record of worrying about the things that real people worry about his pursuit of laughs often interrupted by family matters overdue bills and other relatable issues all from which Nury nobly manages to emit a jocular toneAt 335 pages in a 10 point typeset no less the year in the life minutia of making a living telling funny stories will test some readers' patience but his freuent jabs at Asian elite and Chinese officialdom who work hard to prevent Vittachi's brand of subversive satire from being printed ensure that the smiles are ceaseless Asia is a funny place he writes just not intentionally Dom na Zanzibarze year in the life minutia of making a living telling funny stories will test some readers' patience but his freuent jabs at Asian elite and Chinese officialdom who work hard to prevent Vittachi's brand of subversive satire from being printed ensure that the smiles are ceaseless Asia is a funny place he writes just not intentionally

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Or describes as “a novel for legal reasons” is 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 dominat. Written in a diary format this back cover describes this book as a novel for legal reasons But don't be fooled it certainly reads like a memoir The humor is often clever and subtle not generally a laugh out loud kind of schtick but pleasing to read and I do love the personality of the author that comes through he's a very likable everyman type The narrative however is very much slice of lifejust as you might expect from serial journal entries It makes for great bedtime reading as each entry is very short I'd be curious to experience this voice in a true novel format where Vittachi would breathe his wit and candor into a traditional narrative structure MR JAM was a book I happened upon by accident at a library book sale and I'm glad to have become acuainted with this talented writer The 7th Pan Book of Horror Stories (No. 7) you might expect from serial journal entries It makes for great bedtime reading as each entry is very short I'd be curious to experience this voice in a true novel format where Vittachi would breathe his wit and candor into a traditional narrative structure MR JAM was a book I happened upon by accident at a library book sale and I'm glad to have become acuainted with this talented writer

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He tried to bring comedy to Asia but everyone just laughed at himSam Jam’s whole life had been a tragic mistake As a humorist in Asia he had repeatedly been sacked blacklisted and chased out of build. A gentle witty funny slightly sardonic memoir I enjoyed it a lot especially because of the nostalgia it engendered in me for Hong Kong I always enjoyed Mr Vitacchi's writing in the SCMP This book pretty much makes it clear why that unfortunately stopped he succeeded a little too well at bringing humour to Asia and a lot of people in Asia don't like being laughed at Cheers Mr Jam I'll look forward to your next one Informal Work Talks and Teachings your next one


5 thoughts on “The Curious Diary of Mr Jam Official humorist for repressive regimes

  1. says:

    A gentle witty funny slightly sardonic memoir I enjoyed it a lot especially because of the nostalgia it engendered in me for Hong Kong I always enjoyed Mr Vitacchi's writing in the SCMP This book pretty much makes it clear why that unfortunately stopped he succeeded a little too well at bringing humour to Asia and a lot of people in Asia don't like being laughed at Cheers Mr Jam I'll look forward to your next one


  2. says:

    Like many other westerners in China I was first introduced to the written works of Nury Vittachi from his Feng Shui Detective serial circa 2005 in City Weekend magazine The Vittachi empire has expanded since then from columnist to public speaker pundit founder of literary festivals and the author of over 30 books But according to his latest tome The Curious Diary of Mr Jam it has been a humble hand to mouth existenceA comical memoir highlighting the less glamorous side of being that guy whom media consuming people in Asia are vaguely aware the Sri Lankan vidushak jester regales the reader with self effacing stories as a humorist in Pan Asia a place where satire is a criminal offense including cross cultural confrontations and repeated sackings from media outlets You have to conform suggests one humorless Hong Kong editor reuiring a fact checked knock knock jokeBeneath the wry tales and occasional 35 percent mildly amusing one liners Vittachi's diary is in fact a real person's record of worrying about the things that real people worry about his pursuit of laughs often interrupted by family matters overdue bills and other relatable issues all from which Nury nobly manages to emit a jocular toneAt 335 pages in a 10 point typeset no less the year in the life minutia of making a living telling funny stories will test some readers' patience but his freuent jabs at Asian elite and Chinese officialdom who work hard to prevent Vittachi's brand of subversive satire from being printed ensure that the smiles are ceaseless Asia is a funny place he writes just not intentionally


  3. says:

    Written in a diary format this back cover describes this book as a novel for legal reasons But don't be fooled it certainly reads like a memoir The humor is often clever and subtle not generally a laugh out loud kind of schtick but pleasing to read and I do love the personality of the author that comes through he's a very likable everyman type The narrative however is very much slice of lifejust as you might expect from serial journal entries It makes for great bedtime reading as each entry is very short I'd be curious to experience this voice in a true novel format where Vittachi would breathe his wit and candor into a traditional narrative structure MR JAM was a book I happened upon by accident at a library book sale and I'm glad to have become acuainted with this talented writer


  4. says:

    Very enjoyable and funny book about Sam Jam the author's pseudonym and his experiences as a humorist in Asia The author makes use of irony and amusing anecdotes to create this laugh out loud read As the title suggests this book is in the form of a diary It spans a period of one year and is very much autobiographical though it is described as a novel for legal reasons Moreover The Curious Diary of Mr Jam is about than just Mr Jam himself Readers will also find that Vittachi delves into the history of humor in Asia the differences and misunderstandings between East and West the flow of culture from West to East and how the direction of that flow is gradually starting to be reversed The Curious Diary of Mr Jam is both a fun and an interesting read


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    Originally published in Time Out Hong Kong issue 121 January 2 15 2013Sri Lankan born author Nury Vittachi goes in search of comedy in Asia Through writing a blog and various columns in newspapers and magazines the Hongkonger aims to bring comedy to the masses and prove the masses want comedy The Curious Diary of Mr Jam which spans one calendar year is witty with insightful comments on comedy life and people