Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Korean Revealed

Dear Readers,

Today marks a momentous day -- the Korean will step out of his anonymity, in anticipation of his upcoming book deal with Random House.

My name is David Bryant. As you might have guessed from my name, I am actually not an ethnic Korean. From the looks, I look about as white as any corn-fed Midwestern boy. However, I did spend most of my life in Korea. I was born in Camp Humphries in Pyeongtaek, near Seoul, and went up to one year of high school in Korea. After attending college and journalism school, I am currently a staff writer for Time Out New York magazine. Here is a not-particularly-flattering picture of me at a Museum of Confederacy in Huntsville, Alabama.

But onto the good news! Thanks to all of your support, Ask A Korean! is going off-line and onto a collection of paper. We just finalized a book deal with Random House, and the book is due to hit the stores at the end of the year. I gotta say, it's nice to have a dream come true. It is also nice to not speak like a dumb pro wrestler by staying in the third person voice all the time. I was getting really tired to writing "the Korean's" when I really wanted to just say "my".

Once again, thank you all for reading. It could not have happened without you guys.

Got a question or a comment for the Korean? Email away at askakorean@hotmail.com.


  1. Awesome!!! Congrats and its very nice to finally meet you.

    Thanks for all the wonderful posts! I can't wait to buy the book.


  2. Does this mean the personal experiences you have written about are fake?

    For example "You should have seen the Korean Mother when the Korean brought home his first white girlfriend. If there were Ask A Korean! back then, the Korean Mother would have sent in this question: "How do I make my son drop that white devil girlfriend?"

    and another comment offering advice to a woman who was upset about not being accepted by her boyfriend's mother:

    "My mother did all that and it only took her about 10 years before my grandmother was no longer mean to her. Took another 10years for her to be nice. Brace yourself."

    If you're not really Korean the above experiences seem a stretch unless your parents have completely adopted Korean culture?

  3. Nice to meet you .. .

    Finally .. .

    and congratulations ^_^*

  4. Nice to meet you .. .

    Finally .. .

    and congratulations ^_^*

  5. hope you don't mind: I linked this post to back up your self-nomination for "best looking k-blogger"


  6. Time to change the picture to the picture of Brad Pitt...

    BTW, if it was not clear to anyone, this post was an April Fool's joke.

  7. I would have nominated myself for best looking blogger, but the doucheburns post may have eliminated me from the running.


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