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I'm Audra, a 30-something married lesbian. I love interesting heroines, gorgeous prose, place as character, and the occasional werewolf.

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America

Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America - Firoozeh Dumas This slim volume of memoir describes Dumas' experience of being Iranian in America in the 70s. It is a funny, easy-to-read book that articulates the immigrant experience while staying away from any deep exploration of politics or culture. Dumas alludes to the prejudice she faced in the US after the Islamic Revolution and the American hostage crisis but spends more time exploring the ways she was made welcome. There were a handful of stories that were laugh-out-loud funny but Dumas' real talent lies in her ability to make a foreign culture familiar enough to the reader that we can appreciate how weird moving to the US was.