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Old 04-03-2009, 11:48 AM   #1
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Memoir: Funny in Farsi (PDF format)

I saw this on the Amazon boards and the book looks pretty good... I'm new here... will post an intro later

For a limited time, Random House is offering Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of an Iranian Growing up in America for free:

http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/...90&source=link

It includes a letter and 2 essays from the author and a discussion/teacher's guide.
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Old 04-05-2009, 12:29 AM   #2
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Hi, candytx, welcome to MobileRead. I was just getting ready to post this and was trying to decide where to put it.

I grabbed the pdf yesterday (when I was trying to avoid doing my taxes). It never reached my collections in my reader. I started reading it on my laptop as a way to procrastinate doing my taxes.

I'm about half way through it and found that I am really enjoying her book.
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I just finished reading this book about 15 minutes ago. It is a thoroughly enjoyable book, despite the horrid PDF formatting after "reflowing" to a readable text size. I haven't laughed so much while reading a book for quite a while.

It's also available for purchase at Fictionwise in Mobipocket if you don't want to contend with the PDF formatting errors.

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Old 04-05-2009, 05:19 PM   #4
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Glad to hear it's good... I've got a few ahead of it... I was just jazzed that someone offered a memoir up for grabs for free, I don't find many of those and that's my favorite genre.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:09 PM   #5
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Candytx - It's definitely the most humorous book I've read in a long time. The author definitely has a humorous outlook on life. I'm sure you'll find it one of the more enjoyable memoirs you've read in a while.

She has a new book now, which I believe is called Laughing Without an Accent. It's also available at Fictionwise, but unfortunately at around a $20 price. I'll definitely keep an eye on it and buy it if the price comes down.

Hope you enjoy "Farsi" as much as I did!

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Old 04-17-2009, 09:43 PM   #6
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Finally finished this during Spring Break. I have to agree with Steve K as I found myself laughing out loud as I pictured some of the situations.

I started it on my computer and transferred to my Sony 505 about a third of the way through. Even though the reflow was not that great, the story was so funny that I didn't even notice the format.

I'm waiting for a better price on her next book.
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Thanks for sharing!! Just downloaded it.
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Dream and Steve - I agree, I finished it a week or two ago... I was surprised by how downright funny the author was... great book, even better price I'll be grabbing the other one soon.
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I read this one on my road trip last weekend. I really enjoyed it very much and wished that it had been longer. I guess I'll have to look for her newest book.

I had read the first chapter on my laptop, but for the trip I transferred it to my Sony 505. It was nearly impossible to read at the "S" font size because the margins made the text so small. When I set it to "M", then the text was easy to read, although there were awkward line breaks when the text didn't really reflow properly.
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I just downloaded this book, used Colibre to convert it to ePub and started reading on my jetBook. It looks like really funny books...

Thanks for this link!

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The free copy linked in the original post is no longer available, which is not surprising as it was almost 4 years ago. Currently $11.99 in the US Kindle store.
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