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Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America, Firoozeh Dumas

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
E184.I5
LC item number
D86 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America, Firoozeh Dumas
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random045/2002034921.html
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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 Noelle -- 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
Control code
50737074
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781400060405
Lccn
2002034921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Inscribed by author to Cisneros. Laid-in: author's business card. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50737074
Label
Funny in Farsi : a memoir of growing up Iranian in America, Firoozeh Dumas
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random045/2002034921.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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 Noelle -- 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
Control code
50737074
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 187 pages
Isbn
9781400060405
Lccn
2002034921
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Sandra Cisneros, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-146). Inscribed by author to Cisneros. Laid-in: author's business card. Paperbound.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)50737074

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