Funny in Farsi Book
Score: 3.5
From 40 Ratings

Funny in Farsi


  • Author : Firoozeh Dumas
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307430991

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Funny in Farsi Book Description :

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! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle In 1972, when she was seven, Firoozeh Dumas and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond her father’s glowing memories of his graduate school years here. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas’s wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (nor cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an army of miraculous American weight-loss gadgets; and Firoozeh herself, who as a girl changed her name to Julie, and who encountered a second wave of culture shock when she met and married a Frenchman, becoming part of a one-couple melting pot. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an a

Funny in Farsi Book
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

Funny in Farsi


  • Author : Firoozeh Dumas
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812968378

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Funny in Farsi Book Description :

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.

Funny in Farsi Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Funny in Farsi


  • Author : Firoozeh Dumas
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release Date : 2004-01-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN 10 : 0756983622

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Funny in Farsi Book Description :

Memoir of an Iranian girl growing up in southern California during the 1970s and 1980s.

Funny in Farsi Book
Score: 3.5
From 29 Ratings

Funny in Farsi


  • Author : Firoozeh Dumas
  • Publisher : Everbind
  • Release Date : 2011-04-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0784834091

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Laughing Without an Accent Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

Laughing Without an Accent


  • Author : Firoozeh Dumas
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345499578

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Laughing Without an Accent Book Description :

The author continues the story of her Iranian-American family and their experiences at home and abroad, from dealing with her French husband's Christmas traditions to taking fifty-one Iranian family members on a cruise to Alaska.

Funny in Farsi Book

Funny in Farsi


  • Author : Julie Cooper
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 200?
  • Genre: Abadan (Iran)
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:262560460

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It Ain t So Awful  Falafel Book
Score: 4
From 67 Ratings

It Ain t So Awful Falafel


  • Author : Firoozeh Dumas
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544612372

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It Ain t So Awful Falafel Book Description :

Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the fourth time. California’s Newport Beach is her family’s latest perch, and she’s determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new Brady Bunch name—Cindy. It’s the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes more difficult as Iran makes U.S. headlines with protests, revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages. Even mood rings and puka shell necklaces can't distract Cindy from the anti-Iran sentiments that creep way too close to home. A poignant yet lighthearted middle grade debut from the author of the best-selling Funny in Farsi.

A Fraction of the Whole Book
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

A Fraction of the Whole


  • Author : Steve Toltz
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-04-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373748

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A Fraction of the Whole Book Description :

With rights sold around the world, this irreverent comic adventure spanning three continents is poised to be one of the most talked about fiction débuts of the year. A Fraction of the Whole marks the arrival of an ambitious new writer who deftly mixes humour, surprise, and astute observations of the human condition to create a novel that entertains, scandalizes, and enlightens. Martin Dean spent his entire life analyzing absolutely everything – from the benefits of suicide to the virtues of strip clubs versus brothels. Now that he’s dead, his son Jasper can fully reflect on the man who raised him in intellectual captivity. As he recollects the extraordinary events that led to his father’s demise, Jasper recounts a boyhood of outrageous schemes and shocking discoveries – about his infamous and long dead criminal uncle, his tortured and mysteriously absent European mother, and Martin’s constant losing battle to make a lasting impression on the world. It’s a story that takes them from the Australian bush to the cafés of bohemian Paris, from the Thai jungle to labyrinths, mental hospitals, and criminal lairs, from the highs of first love to the lows of rejection and failed ambition. The result is an uproarious indictment of the ridiculousness of the modern world and its mores, and the moving, memorable story of a father and son whose spiritual symmetry transcends all their many shortcomings. I spent the next day staring into empty space. I get a lot of joy out of air, and if sunlight hits the floating specs of dust so you see the whirling dance of atoms, so much the better. During the day, Dad breezed in and out of my room and clicked his tongue, which in our family meant: ‘You’re an idiot.’ In the afternoon, he came back in with a loaded grin. He had a brilliant idea, and couldn’t wait to tell me about it. It had suddenly occurred to him to throw me out of the house, and what did I think of his brainwave? I told him I was concerned about him eatin

A Beginner s Guide To Acting English Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

A Beginner s Guide To Acting English


  • Author : Shappi Khorsandi
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2009-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781407028637

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A Beginner s Guide To Acting English Book Description :

It's 1977 and life in Iran is becoming unpredictable. The Shah will be overthrown and events are about to take place on the world stage. But for five-year-old Shappi Khorsandi all this means is that she must flee, leaving behind a mad extended Iran clan and everything she has ever known. Shappi and her beloved brother Peyvand arrive with their parents in London - all cold weather and strange food - without a word of English. If adapting to a new culture isn't troubling enough, it soon becomes clear that the Ayatollah's henchmen are in pursuit. With the help of MI5, Shappi's family go into hiding. So apart from checking under the family car for bombs every morning, Shappi's childhood is like any other kids' - swings in the park, school plays, kiss-chase and terrorists. 'An extraordinary story...really funny and warm' Graham Norton

Blaming Islam Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Blaming Islam


  • Author : John R. Bowen
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-02
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262301107

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Blaming Islam Book Description :

Why fears about Muslim integration into Western society—propagated opportunistically by some on the right—misread history and misunderstand multiculturalism. In the United States and in Europe, politicians, activists, and even some scholars argue that Islam is incompatible with Western values and that we put ourselves at risk if we believe that Muslim immigrants can integrate into our society. Norway's Anders Behring Breivik took this argument to its extreme and murderous conclusion in July 2011. Meanwhile in the United States, state legislatures' efforts to ban the practice of Islamic law, or sharia, are gathering steam—despite a notable lack of evidence that sharia poses any real threat. In Blaming Islam, John Bowen uncovers the myths about Islam and Muslim integration into Western society, with a focus on the histories, policy, and rhetoric associated with Muslim immigration in Europe, the British experiment with sharia law for Muslim domestic disputes, and the claims of European and American writers that Islam threatens the West. Most important, he shows how exaggerated fears about Muslims misread history, misunderstand multiculturalism's aims, and reveal the opportunism of right wing parties who draw populist support by blaming Islam.

Gravity Falls  Dipper and Mabel and the Curse of the Time Pirates   Treasure  Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Gravity Falls Dipper and Mabel and the Curse of the Time Pirates Treasure


  • Author : Jeffrey Rowe
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2016-07-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781484747124

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Gravity Falls Dipper and Mabel and the Curse of the Time Pirates Treasure Book Description :

Blendin Blandin is searching for the legendary Time Pirates' Treasure, and he needs Dipper and Mabel's help . . . and yours, too! Journey through time and explore the dragon-infested medieval era, the Weird-and-Wild West, and the laser-and-giant-baby-filled future. YOU choose from multiple paths that lead to different wacky adventures! You might end up finding the greatest treasure ever known, or you could send the twins and Blendin into an abyss from which they will never escape! This all-new Select Your Own Choose-Venture time-travel treasure hunt book features thrilling adventures, original artwork, and an exclusive double-sided poster! The book's author, Jeffrey Rowe, wrote episodes of Gravity Falls; Alex Hirsch, the creator of the show, provided additional story for the book; and the book's illustrator, Emmy Cicierega, was a storyboard artist for the show.

The Audacity of Hope Book
Score: 4
From 118 Ratings

The Audacity of Hope


  • Author : Barack Obama
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2006-10-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307382092

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The Audacity of Hope Book Description :

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Barack Obama’s lucid vision of America’s place in the world and call for a new kind of politics that builds upon our shared understandings as Americans, based on his years in the Senate “In our lowdown, dispiriting era, Obama’s talent for proposing humane, sensible solutions with uplifting, elegant prose does fill one with hope.”—Michael Kazin, The Washington Post In July 2004, four years before his presidency, Barack Obama electrified the Democratic National Convention with an address that spoke to Americans across the political spectrum. One phrase in particular anchored itself in listeners’ minds, a reminder that for all the discord and struggle to be found in our history as a nation, we have always been guided by a dogged optimism in the future, or what Obama called “the audacity of hope.” The Audacity of Hope is Barack Obama’s call for a different brand of politics—a politics for those weary of bitter partisanship and alienated by the “endless clash of armies” we see in congress and on the campaign trail; a politics rooted in the faith, inclusiveness, and nobility of spirit at the heart of “our improbable experiment in democracy.” He explores those forces—from the fear of losing to the perpetual need to raise money to the power of the media—that can stifle even the best-intentioned politician. He also writes, with surprising intimacy and self-deprecating humor, about settling in as a senator, seeking to balance the demands of public service and family life, and his own deepening religious commitment. At the heart of this book is Barack Obama’s vision of how we can move beyond our divisions to tackle concrete problems. He examines the growing economic insecurity of American families, the racial and religious tensions within the body politic, and the transnational threats—from terrorism to pandemic—that gather beyond our shores. And he grapples with the role that faith plays in a democracy

Life Undercover Book
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

Life Undercover


  • Author : Amaryllis Fox
  • Publisher : Doubleday Canada
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385692427

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Life Undercover Book Description :

Amaryllis Fox's riveting memoir tells the story of her ten years in the most elite clandestine ops unit of the CIA, hunting the world's most dangerous terrorists in sixteen countries while falling in love and giving birth to a daughter. Amaryllis Fox was in her last year as an undergraduate at Oxford studying ancient languages and theoretical physics when her writing mentor, Daniel Pearl, was captured and beheaded. Galvanized by this brutality, she applied to a Master's program in conflict and terrorism at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where she created an algorithm that predicted, with uncanny certainty, the likelihood of a terrorist cell arising in any village around the world. At 21, she was recruited by the CIA. Her first assignment was reading and analyzing hundreds of classified cables a day from foreign governments and synthesizing them into daily briefs for the President. Her next assignment was at the Iraq desk in the Counterterrorism center. At 22, she was fast-tracked into advanced operations training, sent from Langley to "the Farm," where she lived for six months in a simulated world learning how to use a glock, how to get out of flexicuffs while locked in the trunk of a car, how to withstand torture, and the best ways to commit suicide in case of captivity. At the end of this training she was deployed as a spy under non-official cover--the most difficult and coveted job in the field--as an art dealer specializing in tribal and Indigenous art, and sent to infiltrate terrorist networks in remote areas of the Middle East and Asia. Life Undercover is exhilarating, intimate, fiercely intelligent--an impossible-to-put-down record of an extraordinary life, and of Amaryllis Fox's astonishing courage and passion.

Santa Olivia Book
Score: 4
From 52 Ratings

Santa Olivia


  • Author : Jacqueline Carey
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-05-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780446551410

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Santa Olivia Book Description :

Lushly written with rich and vivid characters, SANTA OLIVIA is Jacqueline Carey's take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth. Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town. Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.

Ham On Rye Book
Score: 4
From 24 Ratings

Ham On Rye


  • Author : Charles Bukowski
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061851919

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Ham On Rye Book Description :

In what is widely hailed as the best of his many novels, Charles Bukowski details the long, lonely years of his own hardscrabble youth in the raw voice of alter ego Henry Chinaski. From a harrowingly cheerless childhood in Germany through acne-riddled high school years and his adolescent discoveries of alcohol, women, and the Los Angeles Public Library's collection of D. H. Lawrence, Ham on Rye offers a crude, brutal, and savagely funny portrait of an outcast's coming-of-age during the desperate days of the Great Depression.

Not Without My Daughter Book
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

Not Without My Daughter


  • Author : Betty Mahmoody
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2004-05-07
  • Genre: Americans
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 9780552152167

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Not Without My Daughter Book Description :

"An Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife Betty and their child Mahtob wants to see his homeland again. He convinces his wife to take a short holiday there with him and Mahtob. Betty is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival in Iran, it appears that her worst fears are realized: Moody declares that they will be living there from now on. Betty is determined to escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem."

Happy Birthday  Fucko  Book

Happy Birthday Fucko


  • Author : R. J. Duncan
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-06-21
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 60
  • ISBN 10 : 1548219967

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Happy Birthday Fucko Book Description :

THIS IS THE BEST CARD YOU WILL EVER GET! BECAUSE IT'S NOT A CARD AT ALL! IT'S A BOOK This DIY book is just a great gift for that friend that has a great sense of humor. Fill in the book with whatever you feel is appropriate: pictures; best wishes from you and all of the birthday boy's/girl's friends; finger paintings; whatever!

Does This Taste Funny  Book

Does This Taste Funny


  • Author : Michael Dane
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-10-15
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 197835097X

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Does This Taste Funny Book Description :

After many years of working in standup comedy, followed by a small nervous breakdown, Michael Dane taught himself to cook at the age of fifty. Along the way, he found a little bit of sanity. If you're a full-fledged foodie or a kitchen klutz, whether you love to cook or live for take-out -- if you're craving humor with a bite, this book is for you. Join the author on his stumbling culinary journey, as he bridges the gap between Top Ramen and Top Chef, from 'The Piggly Wiggly Cookbook' to 'Modernist Cuisine.' If you like gadgets, you'll find out about about everything from quinoa sifters to guns that shoot beef jerky. You'll also read about two of the most important things any good cook should have: a cast-iron skillet and a catchphrase. You'll meet a group of performers who make music with vegetables . . . a man who has made the best doughnuts in L.A. for the past fifty years . . . and a tattooed, fire-loving chef with a connection to Hunter S. Thompson. Find out how the host of "The Splendid Table" feels about okra, and learn about cooking a fox from somebody's mom. The author's own mother makes a surprise appearance, too, and though this isn't a cookbook, there are even a couple of recipes for good measure. Dig in!

Funny Idioms  Book

Funny Idioms


  • Author : Greg Zemlansky
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2016-09-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN 10 : 1537573195

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Funny Idioms Book Description :

Here's a fun book to read for the adults children. and teenagers. Plenty of colorful pictures. You can't believe how many Idioms exist in our society. These are just a few, there will be more. Plenty of humor to make you laugh!

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Book
Score: 3.5
From 149 Ratings

The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared


  • Author : Jonas Jonasson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2015-07-09
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9780349141817

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The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared Book Description :

THE GLOBAL BESTSELLER Sitting quietly in his room in an old people's home, Allan Karlsson is waiting for a party he doesn't want to begin. His one-hundredth birthday party to be precise. The Mayor will be there. The press will be there. But, as it turns out, Allan will not . . . Escaping (in his slippers) through his bedroom window, into the flowerbed, Allan makes his getaway. And so begins his picaresque and unlikely journey involving criminals, several murders, a suitcase full of cash, and incompetent police. As his escapades unfold, Allan's earlier life is revealed. A life in which - remarkably - he played a key role behind the scenes in some of the momentous events of the twentieth century. Translated by Roy Bradbury.