We Were Dreamers: An Immigrant Superhero Origin Story
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About the Author
Simu Liu is an actor and writer best known for his work on Marvel Studios' Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, in five seasons of the beloved family sitcom Kim's Convenience, and for manifesting his dreams into existence with a Tweet. He wishes he had tweeted for something a bit better - like world peace, or for his parents to finally say "I love you". He lives in Los Angeles, Toronto, and wherever the best tax credits for film production are.
"Don't let Simu Liu fool you. On the outside you may see boyish good looks, talent and a body made of tightly coiled muscle. But on the inside? It's quite good looking in there too. Strong heart. Beautiful ligaments and a soul made of spun sugar. Also, he wrote this hilarious and heartfelt story about growing up, finding yourself, and seizing your moment."
-- Ryan Reynolds
"A sincere, funny and fascinating love letter to family, and a guidebook to pursuing your dreams."
-- Olivia Munn
"Oh great, another underdog story of overachievement. Just what we needed." -- Ronny Chieng
"A frank and often funny look at [Liu's] path to becoming a superhero...he tells his family's story with empathy and honesty, and the resulting book is a sincere tribute to immigrant families everywhere." -- EW.com
"A tender, nuanced narrative that is refreshing in its frankness. His focus on the pressure, rather than the promise, of the American dream actively subverts the model-minority myth...A celebrity memoir that compassionately interrogates the dark side of the American dream." -- Kirkus Reviews