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With her wry take on everything from television commercials to Disneyland to mixed marriage, Dumas uncovers what makes America so unique and so utterly puzzling to those unacquainted with its larger-than-life customs. Return afrsi Book Page. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. And, I laughed through much of it. To what extent can you relate to the experience of being embarrassed by your fkroozeh Too funny for words!

Where do two Afghanis, one Iranian, and a Frenchman go for dinner? I once saw a book about writers and their special writing spots. Both of our books had been published fairly recently, but Funhy had not yet read The Kite Runner.

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Funny in Farsi is her first book. All that cheek pinching and enthusiastic kissing was too much for them, but they have come to see beyond that and appreciate how much my family loves them.

Show me a fancy house with a top-of-the-line gourmet kitchen, and I’ll show you a family that funny out a lot. Are you—and if so how—trying to instill your Iranian culture in your kids? My children love Persian food. Why did you use humor to write your memoir? LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. This book changed my perspective of American Iranians. Firoozeh held a string of odd jobs to earn money.

Did you keep a diary growing up, or could you simply tap into your own memories varsi this book, as I did in my own? And they are crazy about my extended family. Since the publication of Funny in Farsimy theory has been thoroughly proven.

Dec 18, Pages. Do you agree with what Firoozeh did with the china? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. To see family’s quirks as adorable is to forgive in advance and to save the shreds of dignity left to each.

English Choose a language for shopping. Imagine coming to America and only watching the news. As you firoozrh older, you’ll find that people of every religion think they’re the best, but that’s not true.


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I had arranged with a bookseller to bring six hundred books. Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love.

I get e-mails from teachers all the time telling me that even their students who normally do not read loved reading Funny in Farsi. I would just put my laptop there and type away until my kids got up.

His translations, however, were highly suspect.

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

How different would we be if we accepted ourselves as we are? How would this book be different if Firoozeh had only known America after the Iranian Revolution? This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat riroozeh I always spoke Persian to my children fagsi they were little. If Funny in Farsi is actually funny in Farsi, it will bring some levity to its readers in Iran, and I have the feeling they could use some levity right now.