The family stories in this memoir are pretty universal (although Albert Einstein—yes, that one—does make a hilarious cameo) and told with a lot of wit and charm. But there's a unique and important perspective here, as Firoozeh's childhood straddled the Iranian Revolution, and the events she and her Iranian family had no involvement with had a huge impact on how their adopted homeland viewed them.
Can I place this on hold for pick up June 28 please?
Wonderfully charming memoir of growing up in America
I was amazed at how this author correctly 'nailed' American culture,and it was a total delight to read it from the viewpoint of someone from another culture.
This book is very sweet and very funny,sometimes laugh-out-loud funny,and also interesting and informative.I also very much enjoyed reading about Iranian culture and her family.
This author has a wonderful sense of humor and great skill at storytelling,and I wish her continued success because I hope to read more from her.
Highly recommended for those who enjoy a fun read,and learning about other cultures.
It really is funny in any language. Firoozeh had painted a picture of how life is in America when we arrive from a foreign land. I am not even from Iran and can clearly see all her family and events as if I am experienced it myself. I am also from another country and immigrated here some 40 years ago. It is true to the last detail. I was laughing out loud as I was laying in bed and reading it.
A definite 'must read'. Such easy language without being insulting to anyone.
Great! I like it a lot. I cant wait to read her other book.
I am now reading 'Laughing Without An Accent' by this author and I believe it is also going to rate 5-stars.
Highly recommended for those who enjoy a fun read.
Nicely written account of an Iranian family's learning to adapt to American life. Many funny (as the title suggests) anecdotes along the way. One of my faves was the vacations in Vegas.
Funny and a quick read.
Entertaining and funny.
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