One of the many fabulous birthday gifts I received this year is a collection of essays entitled Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America by Firoozeh Dumas.
Yes, I’ve finished Twilight, as recommended by Jenn. Found it to be entertaining and towards the end — scary! I actually had nightmares. Go figure. I’m looking forward to reading the next installment (especially with Halloween coming up) but decided to take a little intermission with Funny in Farsi.
I’m enjoying Firoozeh’s book so much that I ordered a copy for my 14 year old niece. (Shh, it’s a surprise due to land on her doorstep any day now).
The Library Journal puts it this way, “Today, as Middle Easterners in the United States are subject to racial profiling, stereotyping, and sometimes violence, this book provides a valuable glimpse into the immigrant experiences of one very entertaining family.” Simply, Firoozeh’s essays are warm and engaging. It’s a page turner.