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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 accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “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 “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publisher: Random House
Release: 2007-12-18
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780307430991

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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Release: 2004
File: 198 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780812968378

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

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publisher: Perfection Learning
Release: 2004-01-01
File: 214 Pages
ISBN-13: 0756983622

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Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publisher: Everbind
Release: 2011-04-01
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0784834091

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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.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
Release: 2009
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780345499578

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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.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release: 2016-05-03
File: 224 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780544612372

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Genre: Abadan (Iran)
Author: Julie Cooper
Publisher:
Release: 200?
File: 8 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:262560460

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How can Irene and Charles work together on their fifth grade poetry project? They don't know each other . . . and they're not sure they want to.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Irene Latham
Publisher: Carolrhoda Books (R)
Release: 2018
File: 39 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781512404425

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Funny Money Universe from Your Street to Wall Street is a personal story of triumphs, failures, and lessons learned to the employed and unemployed. The failures were made while I was employed. The lessons learned came during unemployment. The triumph, well the biggest one of all, you are looking at it.

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Author: James Bolden
Publisher:
Release: 2011-05-31
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0615355196

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THIS IS THE BEST CARD YOU WILL EVER GET! BECAUSE IT'S NOT A CARD AT ALL! IT'S A BOOK This DIY book is just a great gift for that friend that has a great sense of humor. Fill in the book with whatever you feel is appropriate: pictures; best wishes from you and all of the birthday boy's/girl's friends; finger paintings; whatever!

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Author: R. J. Duncan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release: 2017-06-21
File: 60 Pages
ISBN-13: 1548219967

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