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Subject: Funny in Farsi
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 5:51 PM ET
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There are some wonderful, funny books about immigrants to the U. S. A., and a recent addition to the genre deserves attention.  It's Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America, by Firoozeh DuMas.  Farsi is the Persian language, and the author came as a seven-year-old, with her family, to the USA because of her father's job as an engineer.   As you read these  comic tales of her quixotic family, told with gentle affection,  you will find yourself smiling most of the time.   If you enjoy them as much as I did, you will be pleased to learn that she has recently published a second book entitled Laughing Without an Accent.  (Her married name is DuMas, because she married a Frenchman she met at university in California.)

Date Posted: 9/29/2008 9:51 AM ET
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Looks interesting!

Date Posted: 10/6/2010 10:36 PM ET
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I see this is from 2008(!) but I enjoyed this book.