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

by Firoozeh Dumas | Biographies & Memoirs | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0812968379 Global Overview for this book
Registered by ldpaulson of Ventura, California USA on 4/9/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by ldpaulson from Ventura, California USA on Monday, April 09, 2007
Passed along from a book club member.

This book is a memoir consisting of short, interconnected essays. Its title implies that it is humorous, which it is, but only in spots. The humor was often at the expense of another person's dignity -- including that of the author. I didn't find anything funny in the uncomfortable positions she often found herself in as a result of being Persian in an alien, often hostile and xenophobic culture. I did find her memories to be bittersweet, particularly in her fond remembrances of her warm relationships with her extended family. The irony of marrying into a family with which she has no relationship ... amazing. I loved her tale of journeying to Paris solo as a teen.

I'll be interested to read what others think about these vignettes.

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Journal Entry 2 by ldpaulson from Ventura, California USA on Monday, April 09, 2007
Passing along to another reader, but they've read it.

Up for grabs. And someone grabbed it on Friday the 13th! Enjoy!

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