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Why are immigrants whose native countries are in conflict with their adopted country sometimes subjected to mistreatment and—in some cases—discrimination or abuse? I was touched by the relationship that the author had with fnuny father. She can simultaneously describe the strange behaviors of her father while obviously loving, admiring, and respecting him.

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Before I started Funny in FarsiI asked my husband one day if I had ever told him the story about the first time I went to summer camp. What does this all-too-common phenomenon suggest about the intersection of patriotism and xenophobia? If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. What do you think? What is the American dream? There was a problem filtering reviews right now. We’ll tell them that it’s possible to own a whole bunch of beautiful, valuable things and still be miserable. Abadan no longer exists as I fiorozeh it, because it was heavily bombed during the Iran-Iraq war.

It has been selected for common reading programs at several universities including: The author thinks like an American because she is so spot on in her humor. They come to to the Dumaas before the Iran contra crisis but later on also after that crisis and she shows how they are treated differently.


Share your thoughts with other customers. Dumas is also the author of Laughing Without an Accent, a collection of autobiographical essays published in May Do you believe that kindness is never forgotten?

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. My father crumpled the flyer and threw it away. She currently lives with her husband and their three children in Northern California. I have a bunch of stories in my head, so I am just waiting for a lull in my schedule so I can put them down on paper.

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It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. We have always discussed other countries and religions, and my children have no fear of people who are different than they are. If I receive good service somewhere, I always write the management and tell them, and if I receive bad service, I let them know too. This book is a fun way to learn how wrong that stereotype actually is.

Why do think this is? If you could meet anyone, whom would you pick? Have your students prepare mini-memoirs in which they connect a series of these memories together in a narrative. Encourage your students to examine the American-Iranian relationship today, and to consider how the status of this international affiliation has changed in the past thirty years. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids.

Funny in Farsi

What foods in this culture might seem strange to a foreigner? The book describes Dumas’s move with her family inat age seven, from Iran to Whittier, Californiaand her life in the United States for the next several decades with a brief return to Iran.


What would happen to the beauty or diet industry? Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. I highly recommend reading this. This page was last edited on 6 Octoberat Return to Book Page. In her unflinching examination into the essence of the Iranian immigrant experience, Dumas exposes America as it has never before been seen. funnu

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All politics aside, if you want to laugh, cry, and experience a roller coaster ride of immigrant assimilation into American society, please read this book. 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 book almost entirely in the hours before they woke for school.

What has shaped their ideas? This one was just plain fun to read and she has a wonderful knack in the way she makes comparisons.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. What do you think of the culture of weight loss in this country? Do you agree with what Firoozeh did with the china? Anyway, I enjoyed this light read, and learned a good deal from it.