Funny in Farsi

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Funny in Farsi

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  • 3 Currently reading
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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 accent.From the Hardcover edition.

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Cover of: Funny in Farsi
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Feb 18, 2014, Brilliance Audio
audio cd
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Funny in Farsi
2007, Random House Publishing Group
E-book in English
Cover of: Funny in Farsi
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America
2007, Penguin Random House
in English
Cover of: ʻAṭr-i sunbol, ʻAṭr-i kāj
ʻAṭr-i sunbol, ʻAṭr-i kāj
2004, Qiṣṣah
in Persian - 1st ed.
Cover of: Funny in Farsi
Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
January 13, 2004, Random House Trade Paperbacks
Paperback in English
Cover of: Funny in Farsi
Funny in Farsi: a memoir of growing up Iranian in America
2003, Villard
in English - 1st ed.

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OL24289154M
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505781292
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December 14, 2012 Edited by VacuumBot Updated format 'eBook' to 'E-book'; Removed author from Edition (author found in Work)
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