Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad (Audiobook) By Firoozeh Dumas, read by the author
Unabridged edition 2008 | 6 hours and 13 minutes | ISBN: n/a , ASIN: B002SQ4H62 | MP3 64 kbps | 179 MB
In the best-selling memoir Funny in Farsi, Firoozeh Dumas recounted her adventures growing up Iranian American in Southern California. Now she again mines her rich Persian heritage in Laughing Without an Accent, sharing stories both tender and humorous on being a citizen of the world, on her well-meaning family, and on amusing cultural conundrums, all told with insights into the universality of the human condition. (Hint: It may have to do with brushing and flossing daily.)
With dry wit and a bold spirit, Dumas puts her own unique mark on the themes of family, community, and tradition. She braves the uncommon palate of her French-born husband and learns the nuances of having her book translated for Persian audiences. (The censors edit out all references to ham.) And along the way, she reconciles her beloved Iranian customs with her Western ideals.