It Ain't So Awful Falafel Quotes

Firoozeh Dumas
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Saying what a words mean is easy, but trying to make my mom understand why something is funny is much harder. Getting my mom to laugh in America is nearly impossible.”
-- Zomorod (Buy Three, Get One Free)

Importance: Zomorod and her parents struggle to understand the nuances of the language, such as why calling someone a “turkey” is funny.

Being from Iran is like being from Mars. Aside from Iranians, pretty much no one has been there.”
-- Zomorod (Pasta)

Importance: Zomorod's teacher has asked her about her birth country, and announced that her family is from Italy. Zomorod feels that is a ridiculous comparison.

Ever since we moved to America, I have to go everywhere with my mom so I can translate. It's like I'm the mom now.”
-- Zomorod (TGIF)

Importance: Zomorod is talking to Carolyn about how her life has changed since her family moved to America. This is one aspect of how the relationship between Zomorod and Nastaran has changed, and...

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