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I loved it so much, I bought several other copies, for her, her mother, and even gave a copy to my dentist, who loved it. Funny in Farsi is her first book. And in true Middle Eastern fashion, they did not complain to me but to my parents.

It Ain’t So Awful, Falafel.

Isn’t that the best of family? How has your life changed since the funy of Funny in Farsi? Retrieved from ” https: If so, do you know what the reaction has been? Learn More About Funny in Farsi pdf. Two years later, Dumas returned to California, where she later attended the University of California at Berkeley. We ended up going to an Afghani restaurant, appropriately named Kabul. Have you always been funny? How would the experience of reading this book differ for you if it were told from a more serious perspective?

This means the house gets very messy and dinner is something frozen. So I told him the story and he was laughing so hard that he was crying. Show me a fancy house with a top-of-the-line gourmet kitchen, and I’ll show you a family that eats out a lot.


She originally intended her collection of essays as a gift to her children—to show them that our commonalities far outweigh our differences—and she wrote the fitoozeh almost entirely in the hours before they woke for school. Do you like to travel to exotic locations or do you prefer the familiar?

With her wry take on everything from television commercials to Disneyland to mixed marriage, Dumas uncovers what makes America so unique and so jn puzzling to those unacquainted with its larger-than-life customs. How would Firoozeh and her family have experienced America as Iranian immigrants if they had arrived today?

Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Weddingthis book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures. I never felt that I was funny, because compared to him few people are. Have your students then brainstorm the events or incidents they would include in memoirs of their lives.

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You Can Call Me Al 1. Did you know that Iranians are to family relationships as Eskimos are to snowflakes? If I Were a Rich Man 1. See all reviews. Some people believe that people should only marry within funnyy own religion. Discuss the pros and cons. I felt enlightened by Ms.

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If you could meet anyone, whom would you pick? Abadan no longer exists as I know it, because it was heavily bombed during the Iran-Iraq war. See and discover other items: Adventures firoozdh an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad. The Distance Between Us: Of the many humorous moments detailed by Firoozeh Dumas, which was most memorable for you, and why?


Funmy see family’s quirks as adorable is to ni in advance and to save the shreds of dignity left to each. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Return to Book Page.

Were you surprised by the events? On Ellis Island, many immigrants were given new anglicized versions of their last names. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Start reading Funny in Farsi: This one was just plain fun to read and she has a wonderful knack in the way she makes comparisons.

Funny in Farsi Quotes by Firoozeh Dumas

Up until a few months ago, we lived in an square-foot house, with one table that served all our needs. I once saw a book about writers and their special writing spots. Do you think the rest of the world matters? Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Both of our books had been published fairly recently, but I had not yet read The Kite Runner. The book describes adjusting to the different culture and dealing with her extended family, most of whom also moved to the U.

I treated firoizeh four book sellers to dinner and apologized profusely. What is the obsession in America?