It is so nice to hear somebody write about a kind family. She does not air dirty laundry. It is a nostalgic look at a life spent in two very different cultures. She does not make one country seem perfect and the other flawed but she seems proud of her Persian heritage and her American citizenship. The thing about this book that is so great because it reminds us that in America we are all descended from immigrants. The blending of cultures is what makes this country great. It is easy to forget that and this book is a treasure.
I loved the fact that it was read by the author. She did a wonderful job!
Great laugh out loud book. Sweet and engaging narration by the author. Need a break from non fiction? Want something simultaneously light and substantial? This and Tina Fey's book are just plain great entertainment.
I read Funny in Farsi after having first read Dumas's 2nd book Laughing without an accent. I really ejoyed both of them, the kind humour Dumas uses to highlight cultural differences, family disputes and personal traits of the family members. It reminds me of my own family and how we're all different, yet still the same.
For any baby boomer this is a walk down memory lane, yet from a different perspective. Witty, and interesting the author shows us how all children have similar wants and needs, and even adults from different cultures are not so different afterall.
I think Firoozeh has a special talent with language and she uses it to illustrate any situation in the funniest way. I could not stop laughing most of the time listening to her stories delivering them in her charming voice. I laughed until I cried when she was explaining how her name was mispronounced from Firoozeh Dumas to Fritzy Dumbass. Humor is not the only ingredient of the book. Firoozeh describes the beauties of the Persian culture and the strengths of Persian families very diligently. She even touches some significant points in Iran history and politics with her personal and family stories.
I will recommend Audible to anyone who loves multi-tasking. I am able to learn while being active. It takes away my stress, totally!
It is a universal funny story for the immigrants of America.
This is a wonderful memoir that made me laugh out loud but I was so sorry that the author, or this author, did the reading. The reading reminds me of a young child reading this for her father with all her hang-ups about the relationship there to be heard for all. I would recommend anyone to read it, but not listen to it.
I loved this book! It was so right on track with how she and family were treated as Iranians during the various crisis in America in the '70's. This colorful and honest description of daily life captured the essence of being an Iranian immigrant in America. It worked magic in helping me understand "the other side". When the book was finished I felt like I knew Firoozzeh and her family and was just waiting to be invited for dinner. I look forward her next read with relish. Great read, highly recommended...get ready to laugh out loud! Peggy Honeysuckle