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Perhaps it’s like driving a Yugo and realizing that the eighteen-wheeler can’s see you. This book gives an inside view of one extended family. This one bt just plain fun rumas read and she has a wonderful knack in the way she makes comparisons.

Showing of reviews. Living as an US expat in a foreign country, I can truly appreciate the challenges of new foods, new slang terms, new ways of behaving in public.

Who was the immigrant in your family? Stay in Touch Sign up. Well written, honest, insightful. I write in spurts. Leffingwell Elementary School 1. How is religion used to divide people?

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We are experiencing technical difficulties. There are good and bad people in every religion. Are you—and if so how—trying to instill your Iranian culture in your kids?

Before I started Funny in FarsiI asked my husband one day if I had ever told him the story about the first time I went to summer camp.

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By studying geography from first grade, Iranian students learn that the world matters. Encourage your students to examine the American-Iranian relationship today, and to consider how the status of this international affiliation has changed in the past thirty years.


Funny in Farsi Teacher’s Guide

Hot Dogs farsl Wild Geese 1. Do you have any writing rituals? Ask your students to analyze how effective Funny in Farsi is at using humor to bridge the cultural divide between author and reader. Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features: Do you think that anyone who wants an education in America can obtain one? How do you react to someone who does not speak English?

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

On the surface, at least, there is very little about politics in FD: Do you believe that kindness is never forgotten? Show me a fancy house with a top-of-the-line gourmet kitchen, and I’ll show you a family that eats out a lot. Many of the stories still make me laugh out loud even though I have read them a hundred times. Once I got there, I found out that they had allotted five minutes for my speech and that instead of five thousand kids, five hundred showed up.

This is a sad story. Where do two Afghanis, one Iranian, and a Frenchman go for dinner? I have had a lot of complaints from relatives who are not in the book.


For some reason, many Americans began to think that all Iranians, despite outward appearances to the contrary, could at any given moment get angry and take prisoners. This exercise is particularly useful in helping students understand how Iranians, or other groups, often feel about having almost entirely negative news shown about them on a consistent basis; it also raises issues for discussion of media and its impact on how people formulate opinions and biases.

It is a book that will leave us all laughing—without an accent. Every American should either read this book or one like it so that they get a really good understanding of what it’s like to live in America when you were born in another country. So I told him the story and he carsi laughing so hard that he was crying. But sometimes just having a recipe for chocolate Bunt cake can make a person far, far farxi.

And I helped them put the copies of Funny in Farsi back in the boxes. Do you think she would have written this if anyone had been ufnny injured?