Bassem Youssef New Book: The Magical Reality of Nadia

Host Jeremy C. Park talks with Bassem Youssef, the Egyptian comedian, writer, producer, heart surgeon, and television host, who TIME Magazine named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2013. During the interview, Bassem talks about his career, a favorite personal moment and takeaway working with Jon Stewart, and what led him to write his latest book, “The Magical Reality of Nadia.” Inspired by real life experiences, this rollicking, charming novel follows sixth grade Egyptian immigrant Nadia as she navigates the ups and downs of friendships, racism, and some magic, too. Bassem shares some of the important lessons he hopes parents and children both take from the book, some exciting plans for the future, and more.

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