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Funny in Farsi

(2003)
A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
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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.In a series of deftly drawn scenes Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas' 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 (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. An unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love, Funny in Farsi will leave us all laughing, without an accent.

 
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Hardback Editions

January 2004 : USA Library Binding
Title: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America (Reader's Circle (Prebound))
Author(s): Firoozeh Dumas
ISBN: 0-7569-8362-2 / 978-0-7569-8362-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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June 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Author(s): Firoozeh Dumas
ISBN: 1-4000-6040-0 / 978-1-4000-6040-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Villard Books
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Paperback Editions

January 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Author(s): Firoozeh Dumas
ISBN: 0-8129-6837-9 / 978-0-8129-6837-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Author(s): Firoozeh Dumas
ISBN: 1-5012-4615-1 / 978-1-5012-4615-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Author(s): Firoozeh Dumas
ISBN: 1-4805-9184-X / 978-1-4805-9184-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2014 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Author(s): Firoozeh Dumas
ISBN: 1-4805-8995-0 / 978-1-4805-8995-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Corporation
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2004 : UK Audio edition
Title: Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Author(s): Firoozeh Dumas
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   



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