Book Reviews

"Laughing Without an Accent"

  • There’s such warmth to Dumas’ writing that it invites the reader to pull up a seat at her table and smile right along with her at the quirks of her family and Iranians and Americans in general.”—Booklist
  • The insights are practical and lighthearted and reveal a woman who has managed to embrace both her rich past and the sometimes bizarre, sometimes wonderful, American ethos.” —SFGATE
  • “Dumas is one of those rare people: a naturally gifted storyteller.”—Alexander McCall Smith

  • “Laughing Without an Accent is written . . . as if Dumas were sharing a cup of coffee with her reader as she relates her comic tales. . . . Firoozeh Dumas exudes undeniable charm [as she] reveals a zeal for culture—both new and old—and the enduring bonds of a family filled with outsize personalities.”—San Francisco Chronicle

  • “[Dumas is] like a blend of Anne Lamott and Erma Bombeck.”—Bust magazine