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Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas
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Feb 15, 2011

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Read this a couple of years ago when it was being promoted by the library here and "everyone" here seemed to be reading it. It is a lighthearted read about a family who moved from Iran to America and tried to adapt to the new culture while keeping their own culture also. As light hearted as it was, it was also poignant as regardless of what culture you come from, it is important to embrace the new while holding on to the old. The only other time I have recognised this was from watching the movie "Bend it Like Beckett".

If you know anyone from the Iranian background, it will certainly help you to understand them better and give you insight into their culture. If you yourself are struggling with old and new cultures, it will appeal to you. If you are just interested in learning about different cultures, you will enjoy this.

Don't expect to find political answers, but do expect to find something to think about.
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