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NPR Author Interviews


June 21, 2008

Writer Firoozeh Dumas talks with Scott Simon about her new memoir, Laughing Without an Accent. It’s a collection of humorous essays about her life as the daughter of Iranian immigrants, and about some the colorful characters in her extended family.

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Around the Nation: A Personal Look Back at the Iranian Hostage Crisis


November 3, 2007

Iranian-American Firoozeh Dumas was a teenager living in Southern California at the time when the Iranian revolution happened, and the hostage crisis changed her life. A few weeks ago, she met one of the former hostages. Kathryn Koob had been a cultural officer at the United States Embassy in Tehran.

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Commentary: ‘Funny in Farsi’


April 20, 2004

Iran does not abide by international copyright laws, which means that foreign books get translated and sold without permission from, or payment to, authors. Commentator Firoozeh Dumas heard that there were 19 versions of the latest Harry Potter book on the Iranian market. She didn’t want her own book to be translated badly, so she hired her own translator. It’s called Funny in Farsi.

Commentary: ‘Funny in Farsi’ 2018-02-01T18:18:23+00:00

muses and metaphors


Tweeted Verse Of The Day

April 5, 2011

By @firoozehdumas:

My Aunt Fatima’s kitchen: rice cooking, stews brewing, onions frying, tea’s ready. Come in you’re just in time to eat, always.

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Commentary: Out of Work


March 29, 2004

Nearly 2 million people were laid off in 2003, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. One of them was the husband of commentator Firoozeh Dumas. She is the author of the book Funny in Farsi.

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