Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307430995
ISBN 13: 9780307430991
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funny in Farsi Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Finalist for the PEN/USA Award in Creative Nonfiction, the Thurber Prize for American Humor, and the Audie Award in Biography/Memoir This Random House Reader’s Circle edition includes a reading group guide and a conversation between Firoozeh Dumas and Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner! “Remarkable . . . told with wry humor shorn of sentimentality . . . In the end, what sticks with the reader is an exuberant immigrant embrace of America.”—San Francisco Chronicle 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. In a series of deftly drawn scenes, we watch the family grapple with American English (hot dogs and hush puppies?—a complete mystery), American traditions (Thanksgiving turkey?—an even greater mystery, since it tastes like nothing), and American culture (Firoozeh’s parents laugh uproariously at Bob Hope on television, although they don’t get the jokes even when she translates them into Farsi). Above all, this is an unforgettable story of identity, discovery, and the power of family love. It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Praise for Funny in Farsi “Heartfelt and hilarious—in any language.”—Glamour “A joyful success.”—Newsday “What’s charming beyond the humor of this memoir is that it remains affectionate even in the weakest, most tenuous moments for the culture. It’s the brilliance of true sophistication at work.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Often hilarious, always interesting . . . Like the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding, this book describes with humor the intersection and overlapping of two cultures.”—The Providence Journal “A humorous and introspective chronicle of a life filled with love—of family, country, and heritage.”—Jimmy Carter “Delightfully refreshing.”—Milwaukee Journal Sentinel “[Funny in Farsi] brings us closer to discovering what it means to be an American.”—San Jose Mercury News

Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publsiher: Perfection Learning
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2004-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780756983628
ISBN 13: 0756983622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funny in Farsi Book Review:

Memoir of an Iranian girl growing up in southern California during the 1970s and 1980s.

Laughing Without an Accent

Laughing Without an Accent
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 0345499573
ISBN 13: 9780345499578
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Laughing Without an Accent Book Review:

The author continues the story of her Iranian-American family and their experiences at home and abroad, from dealing with her French husband's Christmas traditions to taking fifty-one Iranian family members on a cruise to Alaska.

Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publsiher: Everbind
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780784834091
ISBN 13: 0784834091
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Funny in Farsi

Funny in Farsi
Author: Julie Cooper
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 8
Release: 200?
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OCLC:262560460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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It Ain t So Awful Falafel

It Ain t So Awful  Falafel
Author: Firoozeh Dumas
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-05-03
ISBN 10: 054461237X
ISBN 13: 9780544612372
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

It Ain t So Awful Falafel Book Review:

Zomorod (Cindy) Yousefzadeh is the new kid on the block . . . for the fourth time. California’s Newport Beach is her family’s latest perch, and she’s determined to shuck her brainy loner persona and start afresh with a new Brady Bunch name—Cindy. It’s the late 1970s, and fitting in becomes more difficult as Iran makes U.S. headlines with protests, revolution, and finally the taking of American hostages. Even mood rings and puka shell necklaces can't distract Cindy from the anti-Iran sentiments that creep way too close to home. A poignant yet lighthearted middle grade debut from the author of the best-selling Funny in Farsi.

Darius the Great Is Not Okay

Darius the Great Is Not Okay
Author: Adib Khorram
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-08-28
ISBN 10: 0525552987
ISBN 13: 9780525552987
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Darius the Great Is Not Okay Book Review:

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Hilarious and heartbreaking, this unforgettable debut introduces a brilliant new voice in contemporary YA. Winner of the William C. Morris Debut Award “Heartfelt, tender, and so utterly real. I’d live in this book forever if I could.” —Becky Albertalli, award-winning author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He’s a Fractional Persian—half, his mom’s side—and his first-ever trip to Iran is about to change his life. Darius has never really fit in at home, and he’s sure things are going to be the same in Iran. His clinical depression doesn’t exactly help matters, and trying to explain his medication to his grandparents only makes things harder. Then Darius meets Sohrab, the boy next door, and everything changes. Soon, they’re spending their days together, playing soccer, eating faludeh, and talking for hours on a secret rooftop overlooking the city’s skyline. Sohrab calls him Darioush—the original Persian version of his name—and Darius has never felt more like himself than he does now that he’s Darioush to Sohrab. Adib Khorram’s brilliant debut is for anyone who’s ever felt not good enough—then met a friend who makes them feel so much better than okay.

Santa Olivia

Santa Olivia
Author: Jacqueline Carey
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-05-29
ISBN 10: 0446551414
ISBN 13: 9780446551410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Santa Olivia Book Review:

Lushly written with rich and vivid characters, SANTA OLIVIA is Jacqueline Carey's take on comic book superheroes and the classic werewolf myth. Loup Garron was born and raised in Santa Olivia, an isolated, disenfranchised town next to a US military base inside a DMZ buffer zone between Texas and Mexico. A fugitive "Wolf-Man" who had a love affair with a local woman, Loup's father was one of a group of men genetically-manipulated and used by the US government as a weapon. The "Wolf-Men" were engineered to have superhuman strength, speed, sensory capability, stamina, and a total lack of fear, and Loup, named for and sharing her father's wolf-like qualities, is marked as an outsider. After her mother dies, Loup goes to live among the misfit orphans at the parish church, where they seethe from the injustices visited upon the locals by the soldiers. Eventually, the orphans find an outlet for their frustrations: They form a vigilante group to support Loup Garron who, costumed as their patron saint, Santa Olivia, uses her special abilities to avenge the town. Aware that she could lose her freedom, and possibly her life, Loup is determined to fight to redress the wrongs her community has suffered. And like the reincarnation of their patron saint, she will bring hope to all of Santa Olivia.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me And Other Concerns

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me   And Other Concerns
Author: Mindy Kaling
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 030788628X
ISBN 13: 9780307886286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me And Other Concerns Book Review:

Mindy Kaling has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” Perhaps you want to know what Mindy thinks makes a great best friend (someone who will fill your prescription in the middle of the night), or what makes a great guy (one who is aware of all elderly people in any room at any time and acts accordingly), or what is the perfect amount of fame (so famous you can never get convicted of murder in a court of law), or how to maintain a trim figure (you will not find that information in these pages). If so, you’ve come to the right book, mostly! In Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, Mindy invites readers on a tour of her life and her unscientific observations on romance, friendship, and Hollywood, with several conveniently placed stopping points for you to run errands and make phone calls. Mindy Kaling really is just a Girl Next Door—not so much literally anywhere in the continental United States, but definitely if you live in India or Sri Lanka. From the Hardcover edition.

Funny Idioms

Funny Idioms
Author: Greg Zemlansky
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2016-09-09
ISBN 10: 9781537573199
ISBN 13: 1537573195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Funny Idioms Book Review:

Here's a fun book to read for the adults children. and teenagers. Plenty of colorful pictures. You can't believe how many Idioms exist in our society. These are just a few, there will be more. Plenty of humor to make you laugh!

Does This Taste Funny

Does This Taste Funny
Author: Michael Dane
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-15
ISBN 10: 9781978350977
ISBN 13: 197835097X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Does This Taste Funny Book Review:

After many years of working in standup comedy, followed by a small nervous breakdown, Michael Dane taught himself to cook at the age of fifty. Along the way, he found a little bit of sanity. If you're a full-fledged foodie or a kitchen klutz, whether you love to cook or live for take-out -- if you're craving humor with a bite, this book is for you. Join the author on his stumbling culinary journey, as he bridges the gap between Top Ramen and Top Chef, from 'The Piggly Wiggly Cookbook' to 'Modernist Cuisine.' If you like gadgets, you'll find out about about everything from quinoa sifters to guns that shoot beef jerky. You'll also read about two of the most important things any good cook should have: a cast-iron skillet and a catchphrase. You'll meet a group of performers who make music with vegetables . . . a man who has made the best doughnuts in L.A. for the past fifty years . . . and a tattooed, fire-loving chef with a connection to Hunter S. Thompson. Find out how the host of "The Splendid Table" feels about okra, and learn about cooking a fox from somebody's mom. The author's own mother makes a surprise appearance, too, and though this isn't a cookbook, there are even a couple of recipes for good measure. Dig in!

Can t Hurt Me

Can t Hurt Me
Author: David Goggins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-03-10
ISBN 10: 9781544507859
ISBN 13: 1544507852
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can t Hurt Me Book Review:

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare - poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed Forces icon and one of the world's top endurance athletes. The only man in history to complete elite training as a Navy SEAL, Army Ranger, and Air Force Tactical Air Controller, he went on to set records in numerous endurance events, inspiring Outside magazine to name him The Fittest (Real) Man in America. In this curse-word-free edition of Can't Hurt Me, he shares his astonishing life story and reveals that most of us tap into only 40% of our capabilities. Goggins calls this The 40% Rule, and his story illuminates a path that anyone can follow to push past pain, demolish fear, and reach their full potential.

The King Kong Joke Book

The King Kong Joke Book
Author: Jim Simon
Publsiher: FutureRetro Entertainment
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780962685866
ISBN 13: 0962685860
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The King Kong Joke Book Book Review:

They used to call King Kong the "tallest, strongest, handsomest leading man in Hollywood." Now you can add that he's howling funny as well. Jokes and humor with Godzilla, Mothra, Tarzan and others of the Monster-Verse.

The Merry Wives of Henry VIII

The Merry Wives of Henry VIII
Author: Ann Nonny,Claire Ridgway
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN 10: 9781479159529
ISBN 13: 1479159522
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Merry Wives of Henry VIII Book Review:

A collection of irreverent, tongue-in-cheek, side-splittingly funny Tudor history spoofs from the insane, but rather clever, Ann Nonny. For the first time since the 16th century, we are able to share over 40 celebrated spoofs by Tudor literary genius (read mad woman) Ann Nonny. Her writing provides us with a unique insight into Tudor England, and the soap opera which was Henry VIII's life. Nonny's work will no doubt find its way into the annals of English history and be enjoyed for many centuries to come. Tales in this book include: 20 Things to Remember When Marrying Henry VIII The Second Boleyn Tart Bring Out Your Dead The Six Ex-Wives of Henry If Only There Had Been a Prenup ... and many more. We would like to warn you not to drink coffee or any other beverage while reading this book. This book is definitely not for children...

Not Without My Daughter

Not Without My Daughter
Author: Betty Mahmoody,William Hoffer
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2004-05-07
ISBN 10: 0552152161
ISBN 13: 9780552152167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Not Without My Daughter Book Review:

"An Iranian doctor living in America with his American wife Betty and their child Mahtob wants to see his homeland again. He convinces his wife to take a short holiday there with him and Mahtob. Betty is reluctant, as Iran is not a pleasant place, especially if you are American and female. Upon arrival in Iran, it appears that her worst fears are realized: Moody declares that they will be living there from now on. Betty is determined to escape from Iran, but taking her daughter with her presents a larger problem."

A Cop s Tale

A Cop s Tale
Author: Craig Elkin
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2017-02-16
ISBN 10: 9781481810074
ISBN 13: 1481810073
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Cop s Tale Book Review:

Once described by the Hartford Courant as "Bronx native with a dry wit," the author has instilled his brand of humor in a collection of amusing short stories relaying events over the course of a 27 year police career. These true stories, a combination of weird news and world's dumbest criminals, give an inside look at the humorous side of police work. Illustrated by accomplished artist, Adam Talley.

Vodka and Limelight

Vodka and Limelight
Author: Yuri Kagan
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-10-10
ISBN 10: 9781515266891
ISBN 13: 1515266893
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vodka and Limelight Book Review:

VODKA & LIMELIGHT What might seem like fantasy to the average reader is reality to Yuri Kagan, or at least it was when he was living the dream life in San Francisco's Castro District bartending at one of the area's hottest spots. Welcome to the Castro everyone thinks they know, but they really don't. "Vodka & Limelight" is a coming of age, fictitious memoir comprised of short stories that offer an inside look at the glamorous-and often unglamorous-Castro night scene. Beyond the entertaining stories lie a poignant look at life told from Yuri's perspective. See how bartending gave Yuri a voice and drove him to standup comedy. His thoughts are captivating, hilarious, at times heartbreaking, and always honest. Through his stories you'll easily fall in love with this funny, gay, Russian Jew. This book is edgy, fresh, fun and a great read!"

Ducky Duck Doesn t Want to Be a Duck

Ducky Duck Doesn t Want to Be a Duck
Author: Jenny Loveless
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 38
Release: 2013-08-23
ISBN 10: 9781491266014
ISBN 13: 1491266015
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ducky Duck Doesn t Want to Be a Duck Book Review:

BOOK DESCRIPTION: This fun children's book follows the story of a duck who simply doesn't want to be a duck. Ducky tells his mama, " Mama, I want to be a bunny. Bunnies have a lot of fun, so now I'm going to be a bunny. " So Ducky Duck goes to be a bunny. But it doesn't stop there. Oh no, Ducky wants to be many things, anything but a duck. Will any of his new identities work out for him? Ducky Duck has lots of friends who help him along during his identity crisis. Benny Bunny, Beavis Beaver and Donnie Deer are great characters who add a touch of valuable education about animals in this wonderful bedtime story. More about this book: Ducky Duck is part of a collection of kid's books that all include a valuable life lesson. These illustrated children's books are humorous and entertaining. Enjoy this funny children's book with your kids. This is one animal book that is sure to make your kids laugh. Suitable for children 4-8 / kindergarten book to beginner readers

Research Like a Pro

Research Like a Pro
Author: Diana Elder,Nicole Dyer
Publsiher: Family Locket Books
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2018-05-19
ISBN 10: 9781732188105
ISBN 13: 1732188106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research Like a Pro Book Review:

Are you stuck in your genealogical research? Wondering how to make progress on your brick wall problems? Discover the process that a professional genealogist uses to solve difficult cases. Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide shares a step-by-step method using real world examples, easily understood by any level of genealogist; written for the researcher ready to take their skills to the next level.Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide will give you the tools to:- Form an objective focusing your research for an entire project.- Review your research with new eyes by creating your own timeline analysis.- Construct a locality guide to direct your research.- Create a plan to keep your research on track.- Style source citations, giving your work credibility.- Set up a research log to organize and track your searches.- Write a report detailing your findings and ideas for future research.Links to templates give you the tools you need to get started and work samples illustrate each step. You'll learn to execute a research project from start to finish, then start again with the new information discovered. Whether you are a newbie or experienced researcher, Research Like a Pro: A Genealogist's Guide will move the search for your ancestors forward. Start now to learn to Research Like a Pro.

The Baker

The Baker
Author: Murray Durst
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2012-08-08
ISBN 10: 9781477425350
ISBN 13: 1477425357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Baker Book Review:

"The Baker" is the true story of Murray Durst, an American original. Born in New York in 1932 to Austrian- and Polish-Jewish immigrants, much of Murray's childhood was typical of New York Jews of the era: after-school Hebrew lessons, a Bar Mitzvah at the swankiest venue his parents could afford, and summers at the "Borscht-Belt" hotels of the Catskills Mountains. Other parts of his early life were somewhat less typical. As the son of a prominent labor leader, the young Murray rubbed elbows with the famous (and infamous): other labor leaders, politicians, and alleged organized crime figures. He has stories about many of them, including three particularly well-known individuals called "Meyer," "Bennie," and "Charlie." Before entering the US Marine Corps during the Korean War, Murray even organized a labor union himself-with their help. After his stint in the Marines, Murray served in a hospital unit in the Army Reserves. There he acquired the medical knowledge which would enable him to become a hospital administrator, and become quite influential and successful. This in turn set the stage for an even greater success later on, when he amassed a small fortune as founder and CEO of companies engaged in medical insurance fraud detection. Finally finding personal happiness with his second wife, Lillian, the great love of his life, Murray, now financially secure, was able to pursue his other life-long love of thoroughbred horse racing as an owner. One of his horses, Lil's Lad, was a precocious colt who won some important races at 2- and 3-years old, and for a time was the favorite for the 1998 Kentucky Derby. Racing fans will undoubtedly remember Murray's "fifteen minutes" as a colorful, Damon Runyon-esque character interviewed on ABC and ESPN sports telecasts. The book is written in Murray's own voice, which, although blunt at times is always honest and engaging. Through it all, Murray is always a one-of-a-kind character, a lovable, rambunctious rascal at the center of stories that are either hilarious or terrifying-or sometimes both. Murray also offers some of his thoughts on the state of America today, where he thinks it's headed, and how to turn things around, so that the next generation can engage in a life's journey as successful and exciting as his has been.