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eBook Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad ePub

by Firoozeh Dumas

  • ISBN: 0345499565
  • Category: Ethnic and National
  • Subcategory: Biography
  • Author: Firoozeh Dumas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Villard; First Edition edition (April 29, 2008)
  • Pages: 226
  • ePub book: 1255 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1479 kb
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  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 839

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Laughing Without an Accent book. In the bestselling memoir Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas recounted her adventures growing up Iranian American in Southern California.

Laughing Without an Accent book.

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Firoozeh Dumas exudes undeniable charm reveals a zeal for culture-both new and old-and the . I read "Funny in Farsi" and followed it up with "Laughing Without an Accent

I read "Funny in Farsi" and followed it up with "Laughing Without an Accent. The author's family is as different from my small purely American WASP family as a family can be, but it is large, tightly knit, funny, and warm.

Praise for Laughing Without an Accent Dumas is one of those rare people: a naturally gifted storyteller. Alexander McCall Smith Laughing Without an Accent is written. as if Dumas were sharing a cup of coffee with her reader as she relates her comic tales. San Francisco Chronicle like a blend of Anne Lamott and Erma Bombeck.

This comes as a shock to most people, given Iran’s lawabiding image.

This comes as a shock to most people, given Iran’s lawabiding image. No matter how poorly a book might be translated, the author has no control. No artist wants his name on a work that does not represent him fairly, but in Iran, tell it to the judge, and he doesn’t care.

In the bestselling memoir Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas recounted her adventures growing up Iranian . I just had the privilege of meeting Firoozeh Dumas and her stories are so real.

In the bestselling memoir Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas recounted her adventures growing up Iranian American in Southern California. Laughing without an Accent is a great follow up to Funny in Farsi; it's a bit more serious and brings us to into Firoozeh's family in recent years. She is a master storyteller, sharing her thoughts, her perceptions and most importantly, her feelings about life, family and the American way. Reading Laughing is like spending a few hours with the author. It leaves you wanting more.

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Firoozeh Dumas (Persian: فیروزه دوما‎) (born 1965 in Abadan, Iran) is an Iranian-American writer who writes in English. She is the author of the memoirs Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America (2003) and Laughing without an Accent: Adventures of a Global Citizen (2008), and the l novel It Ain't so Awful, Falafel (2016).

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In the bestselling memoir Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas recounted her adventures growing up Iranian American in Southern California. Now she again mines her rich Persian heritage in Laughing Without an Accent, sharing stories both tender and humorous on being a citizen of the world, on her well-meaning family, and on amusing cultural conundrums, all told with insights into the universality of the human condition. (Hint: It may have to do with brushing and flossing daily.)With dry wit and a bold spirit, Dumas puts her own unique mark on the themes of family, community, and tradition. She braves the uncommon palate of her French-born husband and learns the nuances of having her book translated for Persian audiences (the censors edit out all references to ham). And along the way, she reconciles her beloved Iranian customs with her Western ideals.Explaining crossover cultural food fare, Dumas says, “The weirdest American culinary marriage is yams with melted marshmallows. I don’t know who thought of this Thanksgiving tradition, but I’m guessing a hyperactive, toothless three-year-old.” On Iranian wedding anniversaries: “It just initially seemed odd to celebrate the day that ‘our families decided we should marry even though I had never met you, and frankly, it’s not working out so well.’” On trying to fit in with her American peers: “At the time, my father drove a Buick LeSabre, a fancy French word meaning ‘OPEC thanks you.’” Dumas also documents her first year as a new mother, the familial chaos that ensues after she removes the television set from the house, the experience of taking fifty-one family members on a birthday cruise to Alaska, and a road trip to Iowa with an American once held hostage in Iran.Droll, moving, and relevant, Laughing Without an Accent shows how our differences can unite us–and provides indelible proof that Firoozeh Dumas is a humorist of the highest order.

Comments

Roru Roru
While I loved Funny in Farsi for her take on a child in a family of first generation Americans, This book of second generation integration into American society and how it changed her family was wonderful. Charming and simply wonderful.
Jeronashe Jeronashe
There are so many things that are universal like love of family and laughter Dumas explores both so well in her books as she explains differences between Iranian and American culture. She is funny and wise and I truly enjoyed learning about her family and culture.
Winail Winail
I read "Funny in Farsi" and followed it up with "Laughing Without an Accent." The author's family is as different from my small purely American WASP family as a family can be, but it is large, tightly knit, funny, and warm. One has to love them and love the tolerance they show for the frequent American ignorance they have run across. I have always known I would like Persian food, and my mouth watered at the author's descriptions. I hope she one day writes a cookbook. Firoozeh Dumas is witty and has a good sense of humor. I laughed aloud in spots. This is not a heavy tome or hard to read. It is very real and down to earth. You will love the author's father and uncles and her tolerant husband. You would like to live next door to them all.
Captain America Captain America
Enjoyed every minute of this book. Their immigrant experiences were similar to my family even though we are European and they are not. Their assimilation & humor was refreshing!
Flash_back Flash_back
This book starts out slowly but ends with a bang. It's good to be able to get familiar with the personal thoughts and experiences of a young Islamic immigrant Woman from Iran. Her clear and lighthearted approach to a variety of entertaining, some embarrassing experiences of her family give a very practical attitude to life. Her approach was warm and friendly. It's a worthwhile way to spend a few hours. It's a good read.
Walianirv Walianirv
Fantastic second book from Firoozeh! I loved her first and this second book is even funnier. I found myself laughing out loud and enjoy the fantastic written words with her parents accents!! Was actually really sad when I finished the book as I wished it was in fact not yet finished and I wished there was more!
I am gifting the book to family and friends! Great lessons for all Iranians/Persians in America to know more about their culture and laugh about life in the US :)
Faezahn Faezahn
I was married to an Iranian for a long time, and my daughter's half Iranian. Ms. Dumas anecdotes are all very familiar to me. I'm not quite done with the book, but it's a fun read! I'm giving it to my daughter when I'm done with it. None of the Iranians I've known were religious at all (that's part of why they came over here!), and I love their food, and most of their customs. I was actually looking for a Persian cookbook when I came across this. If you have Persians among your friends or family, you'll get a kick out of it. And this coming from a die hard literature fan!
This book was a pleasure to read. I loved the author's sense of humor and it was a fascinating look
into Iranian culture. Unfortunately when we hear of Iran we tend to only think of war and chaos, this
book opened my eyes to a softer side from the view of a kind little girl and her remarkable family.
I was so captivated by the stories she shared that I was bummed out the book ended.