Guest Firoozeh Dumas is the author of the New York Times bestseller Funny in Farsi, now celebrating its 20th anniversary. I first discovered Firoozeh and her book in my early twenties. Funny in Farsi gave me permission to be unapologetically Iranian or Irooni. In today’s episode, we’ll explore the joys and challenges of embracing a multicultural identity, the transformative power of storytelling, and the profound impact of humor in bridging cultural divides. Plus, the worst financial advice Firoozeh received as a kid. Follow Firoozeh on Instagram.
This episode aired originally on June 5, 2023.