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Obras por Firoozeh Dumas

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 621 exemplares
My California: Journeys By Great Writers (2004) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



Zevi and I both read this book and really liked it. I thought it was well written and honest. It was clever, but some of the humor bothered me because the life of the protagonist was so difficult! I was surprised by, and very much liked the ending because it shows that so many people have so many different sides to them. I also am pleased that it provided hope for young adults, the intended audience.
suesbooks | 22 outras críticas | Feb 7, 2023 |
I have loved everything this author has written - even a recent article on pain management. This is no exception. She has a unique perspective, having straddled two different cultures in the midst of changeful times on both sides...
toddtyrtle | 13 outras críticas | Dec 28, 2022 |
Delightful book about being a sixth grade Iranian immigrant during the Iran hostage crisis -- hard, yet hopeful, and full of funny moments. Particularly good at portraying what it's like to be the translator kid -- the bridge for your parents between the weird new culture and the old one. I like Cindy's voice, because she's fierce, in her own way, without being disrespectful. I also really like that it's based on some of the author's experiences. Well written, great read.
jennybeast | 22 outras críticas | Apr 14, 2022 |
Firoozeh boasts that she would be the ideal party guest. She does have a gift of finding common ground with people. Not sure how she pulls it off. But she a warming wit that avoids being nasty. OK, she does take some punches at her family and Lindsay Lohan.

This is a collection of short stories which jump all over the place in time line and subject. Normally, I dislike this format making the pace choppy and shallow. Somehow she delightfully writes her way to something delightful.

Here is my favorite part:

...if empowerment were as simple as being able to show skin, Paris Hilton would be the most enlightened woman in the United States. Having freedom does not automatically mean we all make good choices. Freedom is a rope; some make a ladder out of it and climb out of the box they're put in; some make a noose; and others make a stripper pole."

I would love to host a party with Firoozeh as a guest.
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wellington299 | 13 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2022 |



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