Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America (Reader's Circle (Prebound))

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

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"What's charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It's the brilliance of true sophistication at work."
--"Los Angeles Times Book Review"
"Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding, 'this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures."
--"The Providence Journal"
"Heartfelt and hilarious--in any language."
--"Glamour"
"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"
"A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love--of family, country, and heritage."
-Jimmy Carter

About the Author:

Firoozeh Dumas was born in Abadan, Iran, and moved to California at the age of seven. After a two-year stay, she and her family moved back to Iran and resided in Ahvaz and Tehran. Two years later, Dumas returned to California, where she later attended the University of California at Berkeley.

Funny in Farsi was a finalist for both the PEN/USA Award in 2004 and the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and has been adopted in junior high, high school and college curricula throughout the nation. It has been selected for common reading programs at several universities including: California State Bakersfield, California State University at Sacramento, Fairmont State University in West Virginia, Gallaudet University, Salisbury University, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Dumas is also the author of Laughing Without an Accent, a collection of autobiographical essays published in May 2008. She currently lives with her husband and their three children in Northern California.

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