Consequently, the woman's nose fell off. It was pointless for me to remind my mother that I do not have an attic.
I think my favorite parts were the earthquake and the beauty contest. Thanks for sharing this wonderful book--I probably would never have heard of it if it wasn't for BookCrossing. No answer from silentdormouse or JDT. I'll keep trying. I never did get an answer from silentdormouse, so I sent this to JDT today.
Funny in Farsi- A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America
Journal Entry 41 by rampallion at Controlled Release in Controlled release, to another bookcrosser -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, October 20, Should arrive in 3 to 4 days. Delivery Confirmation number is Check www. Happy to receive this well-travelled book in the mail today. Looking forward to reading it and moving it along. Thanks to all before me! A wonderful read: light, humorous, yet conveying real insights - into cultural differences and universals. Appreciated Firoozeh's great sense of humor and ability to write humorously - yet also maintain a balance of the serious: the chapter about her dad's love of ham, concluding with real wisdom.
Sending to PokPok! I rec'd this today, thanks!! I am drowning in bookrays, ahhhh, so it will likely be pushing 6 weeks before I actually get to pass it on. I will update you within 4 weeks of its status, or if it's longer. It's on my bookshelf. I rated it a 9 star, and liked it much more than "Reading Lolita in Tehran. I loved this, as did my husband, who read it while it was on my TBR. I'm about 3 years younger than Firoozeh, and grew up about 15 miles from her, so I could very much relate to the cultural things she was discussing. I didn't have an Iranian acquaintances, but at the time, I remember everyone being fascinated by Lolita, the Indian girl in my class.
I wasn't sure how to describe this book, until I got to the wedding chapter--then it all hit me.
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She absolutely loves her family, yet some of their, ah, uniqueness she can find a bit annoying, if in a loving way. My favorite parts were prepping for her wedding which my husband can almost recite from memory, so he must have loved that part, too! The concomitant firing of her father, and his inability to find a job saddened, but did not suprise, me. I really liked this book. I'm going to pop on her website and wish her well.
No-Spoilers Review of Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas
I PMed the next person in line, but haven't heard from them. I'll send this out as soon as I can. Naughty newk pushing in. Well done all. Secondly I enjoyed your review pok pok. Bye all from sunny Adelaide. Journal Entry 48 by florafloraflora on Saturday, November 20, OK, I might as well push in too.
Funny in Farsi: by Firoozeh Dumas: Story Circle Book Reviews
When I bought this book on a whim last January in fact, I bought it right after being stood up for a Bookcrossing Meetup and then sent it on another whim to my friend weeblet, I had no idea how far it would go. Thank you all so much for sending this book around the world. I've loved reading all your comments over the past year and I'm looking forward to more. I finally got an address from rhythmbiscuit, but it missed the mailing I did last week. With the holidays, it might be a little bit before I can mail it, but it will be done as soon as possible. If there are any questions, feel free to PM me Thanks everyone, and happy holidays.
I received the book yesterday. Thank you! Look at all the journal entries; how exciting! I look forward to reading this book, and I will journal again when I have. I enjoyed this book, especially Dumas' descriptions of her father and his role in her stories. I think he would be very proud that his daughter's book is being passed around as a bookray. I will mail this book tomorrow to airyaa in Iran.
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Update: 16 April This book is a breeze to read! Enjoyed the stories and the father of the author is especially delightful. I'm glad to have a chance to get a glimpse into the life of an Iranian family.
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Update: 18 April Mailed this off to msordonez today via air. This has been a long-awaited book. I will look forward to reading it. I have only one book in line in front of it. Updating 5. The "other book" is really long, but I'm finishing it soon. I haven't forgotten about this one. So, so funny!
I got caught laughing aloud by my husband and at work. My husband is also an immigrant, so I could understand some of the situations on a personal level. I usually don't read previous journal entries until I finish to avoid spoilers and avoid biasing myself and after now reading everything that has been said, I have little to add, I guess.
I work in customer service, and my first name gets botched up as well Anything from Leslie to Wendy to Nancy usually.
I just roll with the punches. When I have to get people off the phone in seconds, you can call me any name you want. Sorry I went off topic, but all has been said about this wonderful little book. I mailed it on June 8th to the next reader. Got your book in the mail today. We do have a Iranian member of our family, so I'm expecting to read at least a few things that sound familiar.