Original post made
by Palo Alto City Librarians, Community Center,
on Sep 26, 2006
"Funny in Farsi" by Firoozeh Dumas is a humorous and lighthearted memoir about the author leaving Iran at the age of 7 and coming to live in Whittier, California. Told in short, laugh-out-loud vignettes, it illuminates the universal challenges of coming to live in the United States. Dumas uses her sharp wit and warm affection to paint vivid pictures of her colorful extended family and their adventures in their beloved new country.
We invite all Palo Altans to participate in Palo Alto Reads -- Funny in Farsi. Firoozeh Dumas will launch a month of outstanding library programs with her talk at Palo Alto High School's Haymarket Theater on Tuesday, October 10 at 7:30 p.m. To find out more about these programs, go to Web Link
If you have already read the book, please comment. If you haven't, you can place a hold on a copy at the Palo Alto City Library.