I truly enjoyed listening to Firoozeh's stories. Many of them parallels my own experience as an Iranian expatriate.
your hands don't ache Firoozeh khanoom.
I loved seeing the U.S. through the eyes of a little girl from Iran.
I love Firoozeh's Dad, and how much he loved the U.S. from his times as a college student .
I hope more of my compatriots (Americans) will read this book, and understand that people are not the politics of their country. I'm thankful that Firoozeh's family had a great experience in the U.S. and that people were warm and friendly to them. Not all foreign immigrants have the same experience, and that is a shame.
I would, because she does a great job of making you "know" her family, and understand what it was like for her growing up. And it is funny.
Its personal quality.
I listened to her second, follow-up book first, and her narration was more relaxed in that one, in this book she sounded a bit strident, so it wasn't as easy to listen to.
Each story was self contained, so I could listen in chunks.
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.