Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi

A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America

Book - 2008
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An autobiography of growing up as an Iranian-American describes the author's family's 1971 move from Iran to Southern California, the members of her diverse family, and their struggle with culture shock.
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, [2008]
ISBN: 9780812968378
0812968379
Characteristics: viii, 227 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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Dumas, who first came to America from Iran as a young girl in 1972, recounts many anecdotes about her family's adjustment to this country in a light, humorous style.


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soblessed59 Oct 14, 2014

Wonderfully charming memoir of growing up in America
I was amazed at how this author correctly 'nailed' American culture,and it was a total delight to read it from the viewpoint of someone from another culture.
This book is very sweet and very funny,sometimes laugh-out-loud funny,and also interesting and informative.I also very much enjoyed reading about Iranian culture and her family.

This author has a wonderful sense of humor and great skill at storytelling,and I wish her continued success because I hope to read more from her.

Highly recommended for those who enjoy a fun read,and learning about other cultures.

sharmila55 Oct 13, 2014

It really is funny in any language. Firoozeh had painted a picture of how life is in America when we arrive from a foreign land. I am not even from Iran and can clearly see all her family and events as if I am experienced it myself. I am also from another country and immigrated here some 40 years ago. It is true to the last detail. I was laughing out loud as I was laying in bed and reading it.

A definite 'must read'. Such easy language without being insulting to anyone.

Six star.

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lologre
Jul 15, 2014

Great! I like it a lot. I cant wait to read her other book.

soblessed59 Feb 08, 2013

Wonderfully charming memoir of growing up in America
I was amazed at how this author correctly 'nailed' American culture,and it was a total delight to read it from the viewpoint of someone from another culture.
This book is very sweet and very funny,sometimes laugh-out-loud funny,and also interesting and informative.I also very much enjoyed reading about Iranian culture and her family.

I am now reading 'Laughing Without An Accent' by this author and I believe it is also going to rate 5-stars.

This author has a wonderful sense of humor and great skill at storytelling,and I wish her continued success because I hope to read more from her.

Highly recommended for those who enjoy a fun read.

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marijancad
Jul 29, 2011

Nicely written account of an Iranian family's learning to adapt to American life. Many funny (as the title suggests) anecdotes along the way. One of my faves was the vacations in Vegas.

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nic03red
Nov 26, 2010

Funny and a quick read.

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maven
Dec 11, 2009

Entertaining and funny.

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