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Firoozeh Dumas () (b. 1965 in Abadan, Iran) is an Iranian-American writer.

Dumas began to write and submit essays to obtain money to go toward college.

At the age of seven, Dumas and her family moved to Whittier, California. She later moved back to Iran and lived in Tehran and Ahvaz. However, she once again immigrated to the United States; first to Whittier, then to Newport Beach, California. Kazem, her father, dominates many of her stories throughout her memoir Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America. She takes pride in her Iranian heritage, but at the same time, mocks her dad's fascination with "freebies" at Costco and television shows like Bowling for Dollars. Growing up, Dumas struggled to mix with her American classmates, who knew nothing about Iran. She also retells firsthand experiences of prejudice and racism from being Iranian in America during the Iranian Revolution. However, throughout hardships, she emphasizes the significance of family strength and love in her life.

Dumas is a wife and mother. She often visits schools and churches (as for example in November 2008 at the Forum at Grace Cathedral) to discuss her book and conduct book talks. As a result of Funny in Farsi's success, Firoozeh Dumas was nominated for the Thurber Prize for American Humor. Not only was she the first Iranian author to be nominated, she was also the first Asian author to hold such an honor.

She is also the author of Laughing Without An Accent, which is a memoir containing a few stories about her childhood, but mostly stories about her adventures as an adult.
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Total Books: 9
It Ain't So Awful Falafel
2017 - It Ain't So Awful Falafel (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781328740960
ISBN-10: 132874096X
Genre: Children's Books
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It Ain't So Awful Falafel
2016 - It Ain't So Awful Falafel (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780544612310
ISBN-10: 0544612310
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Funny in Farsi A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
2014 - Funny in Farsi a Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America [Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)
ISBN-13: 9781480591844
ISBN-10: 148059184X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
 1

Laughing Without an Accent Adventures of a Global Citizen
2009 - Laughing Without an Accent Adventures of a Global Citizen (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345499578
ISBN-10: 0345499573
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Parenting & Relationships, Travel
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 5

Laughing Without an Accent Adventures of an Iranian American at Home and Abroad
2008 - Laughing Without an Accent Adventures of an Iranian American at Home and Abroad (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780345499561
ISBN-10: 0345499565
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Travel
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
 18

Funny in Farsi  A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
2004 - Funny in Farsi a Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780812968378
ISBN-10: 0812968379
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 110

Funny in Farsi  A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
2003 - Funny in Farsi a Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781400060405
ISBN-10: 1400060400
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
 6

Funny in Farsi A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Funny in Farsi a Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America [Reader's Circle Prebound] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780756983628
ISBN-10: 0756983622
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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A Vision of Hope Addressing Prejudice and Stereotyping in the Wake of 9/11
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