Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent

A friend asked me to help get the word out about an author event on Sept 10.  Apparently in the mists of time this author worked at the museum as an intern. (I always try to give shout outs to former colleagues, especially those that went on to write books!) I like the message of finding common ground in this blurb.

Following are program details.

Firoozeh Dumas, Iranian-American author of Funny in Farsi and Laughing Without an Accent will speak at the Commonwealth Club.

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: Commonwealth Club Office, 595 Market Street, San Francisco
When: Sept, 10. 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)
TO REGISTER: Please visit or call  the Commonwealth Club 415 597-6705
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.

Sponsored by The Bernard Osher Foundation

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