Funny in Farsi
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


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
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


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
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


Funny in Farsi Book Description :

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

Funny in Farsi
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


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

Funny in Farsi


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


Funny in Farsi Book Description :

Laughing Without an Accent
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


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.

Iranian and Diasporic Literature in the 21st Century

Iranian and Diasporic Literature in the 21st Century


  • Author : Daniel Grassian
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2013-02-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9781476601045


Iranian and Diasporic Literature in the 21st Century Book Description :

The most populous Islamic country in the Middle East, Iran is rife with contradictions, in many ways caught between the culture and governments of the Western—more dominant and arguably imperalist—world and the ideology of conservative fundamentalist Islam. This book explores the present-day writings of authors who explore these oppositional forces, often finding a middle course between the often brutal and demonizing rhetoric from both sides. To combat how the West has falsely generalized and stereotyped Iran, and how Iran has falsely generalized and stereotyped the West, Iranian and diasporic writers deconstruct Western caricatures of Iran and Iranian caricatures of the West. In so doing, they provide especially valuable insights into life in Iran today and into life in the West for diasporic Iranians.

It Ain t So Awful  Falafel
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


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.

Teaching the Literature of Today s Middle East

Teaching the Literature of Today s Middle East


  • Author : Allen Webb
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136837142


Teaching the Literature of Today s Middle East Book Description :

Showing how to teach the literature of today’s Middle East, this book offers teachers a powerful resource for helping students to think deeply and critically about the politics and culture of the Middle East through literary engagements.

Essays on Immigration

Essays on Immigration


  • Author : Bob Blaisdell
  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-12-18
  • Genre: LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9780486489025


Essays on Immigration Book Description :

"The concept of immigration remains central to American culture, past and present. This original anthology surveys the experience from a wide range of cultural and historical viewpoints, ranging from the 17th to 21st centuries. Contributors include Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, Jacob Riis, Edwidge Danticat, Junot Diaz, and many others"--