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Funny in Farsi : A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America

by Firoozeh Dumas
| Item # P184
Funny in Farsi : A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America P184
Format: Paperback
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In 1972, when she was seven, the author and her family moved from Iran to Southern California, arriving with no firsthand knowledge of this country beyond Firoozeh's father's glowing memories of his graduate school years here. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, 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; her elegant mother, who never fully mastered English (or cared to); her uncle, who combated the effects of American fast food with an array 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. An unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love, Funny in Farsi will leave us all laughing-without an accent.

Product Information

  • AR Level7.3
  • AR Quiz Number76686
  • AR Quiz Points9
  • AuthorFiroozeh Dumas
  • Page Count240
  • ISBN100812968379
  • ISBN139780812968378
  • PublisherRandom House Publishing Group
  • Year Published2004
  • Grade Level9 - 12
  • Type of BookNon-Fiction
  • SubjectMigration, immigration & emigration
    Sociology: customs & traditions
    Social & cultural anthropology
    Biography: general
  • Lexile Level1030
  • ImprintRandom House Trade Paperbacks

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