Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas

This memoir tells the story of an Iranian family who migrated to America in the 1970s, offering a humorous take on their experiences. The narrative focuses on the author's childhood and adolescence, exploring themes of cultural identity, assimilation, and the immigrant experience in America. It highlights the family's journey of navigating a new country and culture, while still holding on to their Iranian roots. The book showcases the author's ability to find humor in the most challenging situations, making it a heartwarming and amusing read.

The 5243rd greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 138

Since this book was first published in 2003, there is a penalty of 46.4%. The age adjusted score is 73.97.

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