Past Event

Firoozeh Dumas: In Conversation

Thu, Sep 10 2009 - 6:00pm

Firoozeh Dumas in Conversation

Author, Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent

In conversation with Jaleh Daie

In her first appearance at The Commonwealth Club since Iran's disputed elections, author Dumas returns to talk about life as an Iranian-American. With exuberance, warmth and humor, best-selling author Dumas continues to amuse and delight with her personal reflections and stories growing up as a young Iranian in America. Despite language barriers, culture shock and the blending of traditions with her French husband, Dumas found that our commonalities often outweigh our perceived differences.

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. book signing
Cost: $12 members, $18 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)
NEW: Buy the Book: Order Funny in Farsi: A Memoir of Growing up Iranian in America and Laughing Without an Accent: Adventures of an Iranian American, at Home and Abroad, by Firoozeh Dumas, from The Club's eBay store (link takes you to new site). If you order the book fewer than five business days before the event, it will be available for pick up at the event. If you order more than five business days before the event, the book will be sent to you.
Also know: Underwriter: The Bernard Osher Foundation

Firoozeh Dumas in Conversation 

Author, Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent

In conversation with Jaleh Daie

In her first appearance at The Commonwealth Club since Iran's disputed elections, author Dumas returns to talk about life as an Iranian-American.With exuberance, warmth and humor, best-selling author Dumas continues to amuse and delight with her personal reflections and stories growing up as a young Iranian in America. Despite language barriers, culture shock and the blending of traditions with her French husband, Dumas found that our commonalities often outweigh our perceived differences.