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Funny in Farsi

A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America

by Firoozeh Dumas

  • 289 Want to read
  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Random House Trade Paperbacks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Personal Memoirs,
  • Iranian American women,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Women,
  • United States,
  • Iranian Americans,
  • Ethnic Cultures - General,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • Biography,
  • Immigrants

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages224
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8020858M
    ISBN 100812968379
    ISBN 109780812968378

      Publishing Details: Random House, June Pages: Back-of-the-Book Summary: Funny in Farsi offers readers an intimate look at the immigrant experience through the lens of an exceptional–and exceptionally funny–Iranian Firoozeh Dumas teases out the everyday uniqueness of life in the United States as she recounts her family’s experiences as transplants from oil . Funny in Farsi is written by the main character, Firoozeh Dumas. Firoozeh tells the story of how she and her family move across the world to have a better life to have a better life. She moves from Abadan, Iran, to the United States at the age of seven, with her Mother Nazireh, her brother Farshid, and her father Kazem, who is the only one who speaks any English.

    Los Angeles Times Book Review Firoozeh Dumas' family left Iran permanently in , and missed the seismic shifts back home. In Funny In Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian In America, Dumas remembers how in her parents accepted an all-expenses-paid . Funny in Farsi in the classroom, I get a lot of emails from twelveto eighteen-year-olds, and they say things like, “You are the best writer ever!” I write them back and I say, “You are so astute!” Even though Funny in Farsi is my story, it’s essentially a universal tale .

    "Funny in Farsi - A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America," tells the story of Firoozeh, her parents Kazem and Nazireh, her brothers and an extended family most of whom eventually transplanted from their homeland of Iran to America. At just seven years of age, Firoozeh and her family moved from.   In Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas explains that her father, Kazem, had studied and worked in America and “often spoke about America with the eloquence and wonder normally reserved for a first him, America was a place where anyone, no matter how humble his background, could become an important person” (3). Hearing her father’s wondrous stories of clean bathrooms and ever .


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Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America is a memoir by Iranian American author Firoozeh Dumas. The book describes Dumas's move with her family inat age seven, from Iran to Whittier, California, and her life in the United States for the next several decades (with a brief return to Iran)/5.

When she’s seven years old, Firoozeh, along with her father, Kazem, her mother, Nazireh, and her older brother, Farshid, move from Abadan, Iran to Whittier, California. Kazem is an intelligent engineer working for a large Iranian petroleum company, and he needs to be in the United States for his work.

Over the next two years, Firoozeh slowly. book. Funny in Farsi is a collection of short, humorous stories about my growing up Iranian in America. The book tells a story unique to my experience but, ultimately, the book is really about shared humanity. When I set out to write the Funny in Farsi book, my one goal was, and remains, that.

"Funny in Farsi" is a collection of chronological anecdotes, often very amusing, about the author, her family, and their transition to life in America.

Bicycle touring accounts often mention the incredible hospitality of the Iranian people. This book gives an inside view of one extended family. They make Italians look like aloof anorectics/5(). About Funny in Farsi. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner!.

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