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‘Missed Translations:’ Reporter Sopan Deb On Meeting The Immigrant Parents Who Raised

Sopan Deb is a reporter and stand-up comic. "Over time, I learned how to turn my personal trauma into light quips and punchlines. The real stuff, though? That was a little too dark for the Comic Strip."
Sopan Deb is a reporter and stand-up comic. "Over time, I learned how to turn my personal trauma into light quips and punchlines. The real stuff, though? That was a little too dark for the Comic Strip."

When’s the last time you called your parents? Some stay in close touch. But for others, every once and a while…or never…is normal.  

Sopan Deb is normally a reporter for The New York Times, currently covering professional basketball.  

But his new book, “Missed Translations: Meeting The Immigrant Parents Who Raised Me,” talks about his experience reconnecting with his parents.  

Before he wrote the book, he didn’t know much about his parents and their lives — and how all of that shaped his childhood.  

We talk to him about how he got to know them again and what he learned along the way.

 

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