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Merle
Merle rated it 4 months ago
I enjoyed this book – it’s an entertaining memoir-in-essays by an Iranian-American author about her life, family, and navigating two cultures. Her book titles may be doing her a disservice by treating humor as her primary selling point; I would call this book amusing, humorous, and enjoyable but not...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
To all the kids who don't belong, for whatever reason. This one's for you. - Dedication My dad says that the dogs and cats in America are luckier than most people in the world. - page 34 My dad always says that kindness is our religion and if we treat everybody the way we would like to be treate...
paigeawesome
paigeawesome rated it 6 years ago
3 1/2 stars. It was enjoyable, quick, and I think a lot of people would like it.There are some great stories in here, and it did make me laugh out loud a few times. But it was kind of lightweight and a lot of the stories started in one place and then ended up completely somewhere else (or at least i...
Nutti's muses
Nutti's muses rated it 7 years ago
I like memoirs from people who came from the Middle East. While Iran is not exactly the Middle East, I'll give it to her. This is a laugh aloud funny book. Her family is truly funny. Thank goodness I never had an experience at sleep away camp like she did. This would make a good book club read.
Unabridged Chick
Unabridged Chick rated it 14 years ago
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 ...
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