The Resource Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America, Firoozeh Dumas., (ebook)

Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America, Firoozeh Dumas., (ebook)

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Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America
Title
Funny in Farsi
Title remainder
a memoir of growing up Iranian in America
Statement of responsibility
Firoozeh Dumas.
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Language
eng
Summary
AIn 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. More family soon followed, and the clan has been here ever since. Funny in Farsi chronicles the American journey of Dumas's wonderfully engaging family: her engineer father, a sweetly quixotic dreamer who first sought riches on Bowling for Dollars and in Las Vegas, and later lost his job during the Iranian revolution; 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. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?--a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?--an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh's parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don't get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing--without an accent. From the Hardcover edition
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Dumas, Firoozeh
Dewey number
979.4/900491550092
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.I5
LC item number
D86 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Dumas, Firoozeh
  • Iranian American women
  • Iranian Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Dumas, Firoozeh
  • Whittier (Calif.)
  • United States
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Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America, Firoozeh Dumas., (ebook)
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Publication
Note
Includes a preview of Firoozeh Dumas' new book Laughing without an accent
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leffingwell Elementary School -- Hot dogs and wild geese -- In the gutter -- Save me, Mickey -- Swoosh-swoosh -- With a little help from my friends -- Bernice -- A dozen key chains -- You can call me Al -- Of mosquitoes and men -- The "F word" -- Waterloo -- America, land of the free -- The Ham amendment -- Treasure Island -- It's all relatives -- Me and Bob Hope -- I ran and I ran and I ran -- I-raynians need not apply -- Girls just wanna have funds -- Joyeuse No<U+00de>elle -- The wedding -- I feel the earth move under my feet -- A nose by any other name -- Judges paid off -- If I were a rich man -- Afterword : Kazem and Nazireh Jazayeri
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307430991
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00164420
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E9F771A9-52FF-463E-81FF-6EB845D6516A
System control number
  • ocn505781292
  • (OCoLC)505781292
Label
Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America, Firoozeh Dumas., (ebook)
Link
Publication
Note
Includes a preview of Firoozeh Dumas' new book Laughing without an accent
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Leffingwell Elementary School -- Hot dogs and wild geese -- In the gutter -- Save me, Mickey -- Swoosh-swoosh -- With a little help from my friends -- Bernice -- A dozen key chains -- You can call me Al -- Of mosquitoes and men -- The "F word" -- Waterloo -- America, land of the free -- The Ham amendment -- Treasure Island -- It's all relatives -- Me and Bob Hope -- I ran and I ran and I ran -- I-raynians need not apply -- Girls just wanna have funds -- Joyeuse No<U+00de>elle -- The wedding -- I feel the earth move under my feet -- A nose by any other name -- Judges paid off -- If I were a rich man -- Afterword : Kazem and Nazireh Jazayeri
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307430991
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00164420
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E9F771A9-52FF-463E-81FF-6EB845D6516A
System control number
  • ocn505781292
  • (OCoLC)505781292

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